Princeton’s Circulation & Wave Model of the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean ( http://www.aos.princeton.edu/WWWPUBLIC/PROFS/publications.html ).
Princeton’s Circulation & Wave Model of the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean
Model engine: mpi-Princeton Ocean Model – 3D currents, T/S, SSH, turbulence KE (TKE) & length w/wave-breaking and Stokes drift TKE production; wave-enhanced BBL; 4th-order pressure grad scheme;
Grids: horizontal: 3~5km, vertical: 25 levels;
Topography: Etopo2+NOS digitized map on shelves;
Open BC@55W: Transport and climatological T/S + radiation [Oey & Chen, 1992a,b; JGR];
CCMP wind (1987-2009); NCEP/GFS 2010-present; supplemented w/hurricane winds from AOML’s HRD;
Heat & salt fluxes: monthly climatology or daily NCEP;
51 Rivers: daily, 34 in GOM, 17 east coast;
Data assimilation: SSHA, SST, Drifters, bred-ensemble;
Tides: M2, S2, K1 & O1;
Wind-waves: yes, w/option to couple with currents;
Nesting: yes (not used here, but see publications).
mpiPOM model domain of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean including the Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean Sea. Color is sea-surface height (SSH; in meters) on Jun/19/2010 – red indicates high SSH = 0.5m, and blue is low SSH = -0.5m. Squigglyblack lines indicate the corresponding surface currents velocity in m/s (2 scales are shown for water depths deeper and shallower than 200m). Blue vectors indicate kinematic wind stress vectors in (m/s)2 (i.e. wind stress in N/m2 divided by water density ~ 1000 kg/m3). Grey contour is the 50m isobath, and white contour is 200m.
PROFS references (since 2002, model-related and Western Atlantic only)
Animation (daily) of
model SSH (color) + surface currents (white squiggly vectors) and observed drifters (black squiggly vectors)
The Loop Current