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1994

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A Three-Dimensional Numerical Model Of The Response Of The Australian North West Shelf To Tropical Cyclones, Song-Ping Zhu, Jorg Imberger Jan 1994

A Three-Dimensional Numerical Model Of The Response Of The Australian North West Shelf To Tropical Cyclones, Song-Ping Zhu, Jorg Imberger

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

A three-dimensional barotropic and baroclinic model is developed to simulate currents and temperature changes induced by tropical cyclones traversing the continental shelf and slope region of the Australian North West Shelf. The model is based on a layered, explicit, finite difference formulation using the nonlinear primitive equations with an embedded entrainment scheme; a mixed-surface-layer interface is defined, which is allowed to shift from one interface to another, depending on the strength of a storm. The model has been tested by simulating the currents and temperature changes induced by tropical cyclones Orson and Ian. The modelled currents and temperatures agreed well ...