Oceanic circulation modeling in Manche, the Bay of Biscay, West Portugal and the Gulf of Cadiz [Modélisation de la circulation océanique en manche, golfe de gascogne, ouest-portugal et golfe de cadix]
Morel Y.,Service Hydrographique |
Pichon A.,Service Hydrographique |
Louazel S.,Service Hydrographique |
Pineau-Guillou L.,Service Hydrographique |
And 12 more authors.
Annales Hydrographiques | Year: 2010
The MOUTON project aims at constructing a numerical system to reproduce the oceanic circulation in restricted areas. In this framework, the HYCOM (HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model) numerical model was improved and used to reproduce many oceanic processes that are listed here. The validation of the system is based on observations obtained during dedicated campaigns at sea.The area over which the system was tested is the Manche (English Channel), the bay of Biscay, West Portugal and the gulf of Cadiz. The results from the numerical model agree well with the observations.