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Abstract

This report presents a brief summary of modelling work done for the North Sea/ Baltic Sea area within the institutional action ECOMAR at the Joint Research Centre. First the underlying model equations are briefly recalled. Then different model setups for the coupled North Sea - Baltic Sea system using their General Estuary Transport Model are described. The simulation of the North Sea with a very coarse 20 km grid was used as base study to assess the model performance. Results from the very coarse run are compared to measured data, at selected stations. Simulated Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is confronted with SST observed by satellites. More detailed multi-annual simulations were done using a coarse 6x6 nm grid and a fine 3x3 nm grid. Selected results from different applications are finally presented.

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Authors: BURCHARD H, Universität Rostock, Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Rostock (DE);STIPS A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);DJAVIDINIA S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);PENEVA E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);BOLDING K, Bolding & Burchard Hydrodynamics GbR, Asterup (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21053 EN (2005), 81 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200517915 / Last updated on: 2005-02-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en