UW Coastal Modeling Group

UW Coastal Modeling Group

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We create realistic numerical simulations of the ocean circulation and biogeochemistry of coastal and estuarine waters (Fig. 1). These are used in a variety of basic and applied studies, exploring climate change, ocean acidification, harmful algal blooms, river plume dynamics, and flow over rough topography. Please visit the links at the left for details of specific projects.

animated gif of the salish model

Fig. 1. Surface salinity from simulations of the NE Pacific (a) including the continental shelf waters of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. The simulation encompasses the inland waters of the Salish Sea, including Puget Sound (b). The frames are every hour for a day.