OM008:
Multiscale and multiphysics modeling of coastal and regional ocean processes: Recent progress and challenges for the future


Session ID#: 29743

Session Description:
Coastal ocean flows involve phenomena at dramatically different spatial and temporal scales, ranging from micro-scale phenomena (wave-current interaction, sediment transport, mixing at MHK turbines, and biogeochemistry) to meso-scale (coastal fronts, tides, and storm surge), and beyond. Realistic representations of these processes require ocean models to take on a variety of complicating factors such as complex shoreline geometry and bathymetry; strong baroclinic-barotropic coupling and deviation from hydrostasy; and turbulence, localized buoyancy, and mixing along sharp interfaces. Numerical modeling of coastal ocean flows, although successful, has typically been limited to individual phenomena and relatively narrow scales. More robust and high-fidelity ocean modeling requires novel numerical techniques incorporating all relevant physical scales with multiscale and multiphysics approaches. Computational methods such as adaptive mesh refinement, embedded boundaries, domain decomposition, and model integration have evolved over the last decade to address these complex issues. This session provides a forum to present such techniques, potentially operating together in ocean models, and discuss best practices. We invite contributions addressing theoretical and numerical problems, validation and benchmarking, data assimilation, and applications to idealized and realistic situations.
Primary Chair:  Alberto D Scotti, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Co-chairs:  Hansong Tang, City College of New York, Department of Civil Engineering, New York, NY, United States, Jose Castillo, San Diego State University, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego, CA, United States and Edward Santilli, Philadelphia University, College of Health, Science and Liberal Arts, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Index Terms:

1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
3099 General or miscellaneous [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hansong Tang, CCNY, Department of Civil Engineering, New York, NY, United States
Mariangel Garcia, Ph.D1, Paul F Choboter2, Ryan K Walter3 and Jose Castillo1, (1)San Diego State University, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)California Polytechnic State University, Mathematics Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States, (3)California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Hans Johansen, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States
Vamsi Krishna Chalamalla, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, Edward Santilli, Thomas Jefferson University, PA, United States, Alberto D Scotti, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States and Sutanu Sarkar, Univ California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
Diego Bruciaferri, Georgy I. Shapiro and Fred Wobus, Plymouth University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Travis Smith, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, Mozheng Wei, John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States and Richard W Gould Jr, Naval Research Lab., Ocenography, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Sangyoung Son, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), Chilwoo Lee, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, Kideok Do, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan, South Korea and Taehwa Jung, Hanbat National University, Daejeon, South Korea
Chan-Hoo Jeon1, Maarten C Buijsman1, Alan J Wallcraft2, Jay F Shriver2, Patrick J Hogan2, Brian K Arbic3 and James G Richman4, (1)University of Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (2)Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (3)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, (4)Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Jinliang Liu1, Junhong Liang1, James C McWilliams2, Peter P Sullivan3, Yalin Fan4 and Qin Jim Chen5, (1)Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale Microscale Meteorology, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)US Naval Research Laboratory, LA, United States, (5)Louisiana State Univeristy, Coastal Studies Institute, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Justin Rogers, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Oliver B Fringer, Stanford Univ-Civil/Envir Engg, Stanford, CA, United States and Dong Ko, US Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA, United States
Jerome Chanut, Mercator Ocean, Ramonville St Agne, France, Romain Bourdalle-Badie, Mercator Ocean, R&D, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France, Eric Chassignet, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Xiaobiao Xu, Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Manuel A Valera1, Mariangel Garcia, Ph.D1, Paul F Choboter2, Ryan K Walter3 and Jose Castillo1, (1)San Diego State University, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)California Polytechnic State University, Mathematics Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States, (3)California Polytechnic State University, Physics Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Yun Zhang, Stanford University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States, Sean Vitousek, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States and Oliver B Fringer, Stanford Univ-Civil/Envir Engg, Stanford, CA, United States
Paul F Choboter1, Mariangel Garcia, Ph.D2, Ryan K Walter3 and Jose Castillo2, (1)California Polytechnic State University, Mathematics Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States, (2)San Diego State University, Computational Science Research Center, San Diego, CA, United States, (3)California Polytechnic State University, Physics Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States
Kyle T Mandli, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Jiao Li, Columbia University of New York, Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, New York, NY, United States
Edward Santilli, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, United States, Vamsi K Chalamalla, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, Alberto D Scotti, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Marine Sciences, Chapel Hill, NC, United States and Sutanu Sarkar, Univ California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

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