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Maritime Circulation of the South China Sea: A Numerical Study


Camerlengo, Alejandro Livio and Demmler, Monica Ines (1996) Maritime Circulation of the South China Sea: A Numerical Study. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 4 (1). pp. 131-139. ISSN 0128-7680

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A numerical model employing the classic hydrodynamic equations of conservation of mass and momentum, vertically integrated, has been developed. The model solves the external, or barotropic, mode. The computational mode is eliminated by employing a Euler backward scheme at every N (odd) time level. A similar model is used for issuing flood warnings of hurricanes and extra tropical storms. This type of model is also used in a variety of situations such as oil spill simulations, storm surges, tsunamis, and tidal simulations. The aim of this investigation is to gain some insight into the circulation of the South China Sea during the NE and SW monsoon seasons. Thus the circulation of the Malaysian EEZ has been simulated. Our results compare well with Wyrtki's (1961) observations.

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Item Type: Article
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: circulation, Malaysian EEZ, numerical simulation, barotropic mode
Depositing User: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2009 08:50
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 15:06
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