Semidiural tides in the Laptev Sea Shelf zone in the summer season.

Fofonova, V., Androsov, A., Danilov, S., Janout, M., Sofina, E. and Wiltshire, K. (2014) Semidiural tides in the Laptev Sea Shelf zone in the summer season. Continental Shelf Research, 73 . pp. 119-132.

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Tidal processes play an important role in the dynamics of shelf circulation in the Laptev Sea. The Unstructured Grid Finite Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) is used to simulate the tidal dynamics in the Lena Delta region of the Laptev Sea in ice-free barotropic case. The grid element size ranges from 400 m to 5 km. The major semidiurnal tidal waves and are investigated with the being the most important in generating large sea level amplitudes and currents over shallow areas. A correction to the tidal elevation at the open boundary is proposed, which minimizes the discrepancy between the model prediction and observations. The observations include both recent mooring data and the standard set of tide gauge measurements used in previous studies. The comparison of results to known tidal solutions is carried out. The paper also discusses the residual circulation and energy fluxes and assesses the impact of additional bathymetric information.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Semidiural; tides; Laptev; Sea; Shelf; zone; summer season
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
ISSN: 0278-4343
Projects: Transdrift, Laptev Sea System
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 12:14
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 11:42

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