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High-resolution coastal ocean modelling

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The Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modeling System (POLCOMS) has been developed to tackle multi-disciplinary studies in coastal/shelf environments. The central core is a sophisticated 3-dimensional hydrodynamic model that provides realistic physical forcing to interact with, and transport, environmental parameters. Integrating from ocean to coast, or vice versa, biological production and the fate of contaminants can be determined.

The standard workhorse model has been a 12 km resolution grid covering the whole of the north-west European shelf. The capability resources of HPCx are now being used to develop a 1.8 km model of the same area. Early results show unprecedented detail in the resolution of fronts and eddies.

 

 

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