PNWTOX simulations

PNWTOX numerical model - physics

physical model - (Giddings et al. in prep, Sutherland et al. 2011, and the UW Coastal Modeling Group)

PNWTOX model domain

The left panel shows the entire model domain with tick marks every 2 grid cells. The highest resolution is 1.5 km near the coastline extending out to 4.5 km offshore and 2 km within the Salish Sea leading to a horizontal grid of 174 x 381 grid cells. The right panel shows a cross sections of the vertical grid at 47N. There are 40 vertical levels with stretching parameters chosen to increase resolution both near the surface and in the bottom boundary layer.

forcing

Modeling of the Salish Sea (MoSSea) Modeling framework developed by MacCready Coastal Modeling Group (more info: PM homepage and University of Washington Coastal Modeling Group, Sutherland et al. 2011, MacCready et al. 2009, Liu et al. 2009)


ROMS hindcast simulations (Shchepetkin and McWilliams 2003, 2005) with realistic boundary and forcing conditions:

model set-up

a vast number of choices can be made when setting up a model configuration, a few of the important ones are listed here: