Modeling Oceanic Flow: From Global Navier–Stokes to Local Geostrophic Wavelet Modeling
- Willi FreedenAffiliated withGeomathematics Group, University of Kaiserslautern Email author
- , Christian GerhardsAffiliated withComputational Science Center, University of Vienna
- , Helga NutzAffiliated withGeomathematics Group, University of Kaiserslautern
- Geostrophic flow
A current in the ocean in which the Coriolis force and the pressure gradient are in balance.
- Navier–Stokes equations
Differential equations which describe the motion of viscous fluid substances.
Mathematical Modeling of Ocean Flow
Ocean flow has a great influence on mass transport and heat exchange. By modeling oceanic currents, we therefore gain, for instance, a better understanding of weather and climate. In what follows, we devote our attention to the geostrophic oceanic circulation on bounded regions. In a first approximation, the oceanic surfaces under consideration may be assumed to be parts of the boundary of a spherical Earth model. We calculate the oceanic flow under the simplifying assumptions of stationarity, spherically reflected horizontal velocity, and strict neglect of inner frictions. This leads us to large-scale currents, which still give meaningful results ...
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- 2015 (Latest)
- Modeling Oceanic Flow: From Global Navier–Stokes to Local Geostrophic Wavelet Modeling
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- Encyclopedia of Geodesy
- pp 1-10
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- Springer International Publishing
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- Springer International Publishing Switzerland
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- Erik Grafarend (1)
- Editor Affiliations
- 1. Geodetic Institute, University of Stuttgart
- Author Affiliations
- 2. Geomathematics Group, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
- 3. Computational Science Center, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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