Flow regimes study within the Strait of Gibraltar using a high-performance numerical model

Sannino, G. and Carillo, A. and Artale, V. and Ruggiero, V. and Lanucara, P. (2005) Flow regimes study within the Strait of Gibraltar using a high-performance numerical model. Il nuovo cimento C, 28 (2). pp. 97-104. ISSN 1826-9885

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A three-dimensional sigma coordinate free-surface high-performance model is used to investigate the flow regimes within the Strait of Gibraltar. High performances are achieved through a directive-based, MPI-like, parallelization of the code, obtained using SMS tool. The model makes use of a coastal-following, curvilinear orthogonal grid, that includes the Gulf of Cadiz and the Alboran Sea, reaching very high resolution in the Strait. Four experiments with different initial salinity conditions representing the present and possible future climate conditions over the Mediterranean basin have been performed. Model results, analysed by means of the three-layer composite Froude number theory, have shown two different possible regimes within the strait; for the present climate condition the strait is subjected to a sub-maximal regimewhilefor possible future climate conditions a maximal regime can be reached.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at CAPI 2004, 8◦ Workshop sul calcolo ad altepre stazioni in Italia, Milan, November 24-25, 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics of theo ceans ; Conference proceedings
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551.6 Climatologia e tempo atmosferico (Classificare qui i lo studio dei Cambiamenti climatici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2020 13:56
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2020 13:56
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15287

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