COMPUTATION OF 3-D WIND-DRIVEN CURRENTS BY RESPONSE FUNCTION METHOD

Shiao-Kung Liu, Jan J. Leendertse

Abstract


The paper describes the principle and the computational procedure for the calculation of coastal wind-driven circulation by means of the response function technique. Response functions for a specific coastal seas are derived by use of a three-dimensional model of the area. This method computes the dynamic features associated with the coastal circulation via numerical convolution. Consequently, it is several orders of magnitude more efficient than using the direct integration of the three-dimensional coastal model itself.

Keywords


wind driven current; response function; current; current computation; 3D current

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