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Title: ADCIRC : an advanced three-dimensional circulation model for shelves, coasts, and estuaries. Report 6, Development of a tidal constituent database for the Eastern North Pacific
Authors: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Institute of Marine Sciences.
University of Notre Dame. Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences.
Dredging Research Program (U.S.)
Hench, James Lawrence.
Luettich, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1957-
Westerink, Joannes J.
Scheffner, Norman W.
Keywords: Circulation model
Ocean circulation
Hydrodynamic model
Eastern North Pacific
Tidal database
Data base
Finite element method
Two-dimensional model
Mathematical model
Numerical model
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report describes the application of ADCIRC-2DDI, a two-dimensional depth-averaged barotropic hydrodynamic model, to the eastern North Pacific in order to develop a tidal constituent database. Issues that are emphasized in the development of the Eastern North Pacific Tidal (ENPACT) model include the specification of a geometrically and hydrodynamically simple open boundary, the use of large domains, and the advantages of using a graded finite element grid to selectively resolve flow features of interest The ENPACT model is coupled to a fmite element global ocean model at the open boundary and forced with five diurnal and semidiumal astronomical tidal constituents. Tidal potential forcing is applied to the interior of the domain for the same constituents. The structures of the various tides are examined and the results of the tidal simulations are compared with field data at 72 fixed tidal elevation stations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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