Accession Number : ADA247754
Title : The Navy Layered Ocean Model Users Guide
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : PLANNING SYSTEMS INC SLIDELL LA
Personal Author(s) : Wallcraft, Alan J.
PDF Url : ADA247754
Report Date : DEC 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : This report is a users guide to the Navy's hydrodynamic (isopycnal) nonlinear, primitive equation, layered ocean circulation model. The model retains the free surface and uses a semi-implicit time scheme that treats all gravity waves implicitly. It can handle full-scale bottom topography, provided it is confined to the lowest layer, and an arbitrary coastline geometry. The model has been in use at the Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Laboratory for more than 10 years for simulations of the ocean circulation in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, the Alboran Sea, the western Mediterranean Sea, and the global oceans. In conjunction with the issuance of this report, the model code is being made available to the ocean modeling community. The vertically integrated equations of motion and their finite difference discretization on a C-grid is presented, as is a description on the semi-implicit time scheme, the boundary conditions, and the external forcing. The model code contains internal documentation that fully describes the user- specified model parameters and data sets. This report also contains general information about how to use the model, in particular, how to set it up for a new ocean region and how to port it to a new computer system. thermodynamic ocean model, world ocean, numerical model, Gulf of Mexico, ocean circulation model, energetics
Descriptors : *LAYERS, *OCEANS, *CIRCULATION, GLOBAL, GULFS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, OCEAN CURRENTS, THERMODYNAMICS, MOTION, REGIONS, SURFACES, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, EQUATIONS, EXTERNAL, LABORATORIES, GRAVITY, GEOMETRY, INTERNAL, SCALE, BOUNDARIES, CARIBBEAN SEA, ATMOSPHERICS, MEXICO, GRAVITY WAVES, WAVES, BOTTOM, OCEAN MODELS, TIME, TOPOGRAPHY, GRIDS, PARAMETERS, COMMUNITIES, MODELS, COMPUTERS
Subject Categories : PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
The pressure in Mount Fuji's magma chamber is now higher than it was in 1707, the last time the nearly 4,000-metre-high Japanese volcano erupted, causing volcanologists to speculate that a disaster is imminent.
The new readings, taken by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, reveal that the pressure is at 1.6 megapascals, nearly 16 times the 0.1 megapascals it takes to trigger an eruption.
This, lead volcanologist on the case Eisuke Fujita told Kyodo News, is "not a small figure".
Originally posted by GoldenRuled
Please forgive me if this story is already posted. I'm not sure I'm reading this right even. Looks pretty simple. That said, I have never seen water this warm in the Pacific. The Gulf maybe, but not the Pacific. I would think it would take a geothermal event to heat up that much water at once. Hope I'm wrong in my interpretation of what I'm looking at but would love to hear from an expert.
Naval Monitoring Site
edit on 10-9-2012 by GoldenRuled because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
SnF OP from what I see Fukushima related or something below the sea floor is heated and rising. Worst case the EA*RTH above ground SPACE/SEA NAVY is getting into it with the Mermaides?????
Originally posted by AndyMayhew
Do you really think that water temps in the Antarctic are either -99c or -99f (either way, lower than any air temp ever recorded on the planet) whilst those off Japan are boiling? I'm also pretty sure waters in the Mediterranean aren't below freezing at the moment!
That said, I'm not sure off hand what the figure represent.
Just shows the dangers of looking at data you don't understand.
Originally posted by adrift
Even if it is Fahrenheit... a temperature of 100deg Fahrenheit = 38 deg Celsius.
For the ocean, that's quite toasty?
ETA: I don't really understand the map, because the temperature off the coast where I stay is completely off. Maybe someone can help explain the data?edit on 10-9-2012 by adrift because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AndyMayhew
Originally posted by LevelHeaded
The title on the picture is UNCLASSIFIED: 1/32* Global NLOM....
Does that mean they are showing 1/32nds of degree differences? So +/- 96 degs on the map is really +/- 3 full degrees?edit on 10-9-2012 by LevelHeaded because: (no reason given)
Aye, I assume it must be something like that. Though I've not come across those charts before. Very obviously not actual water temps!
Originally posted by JustMike
Originally posted by stirling
Sure they know where the core to number four reactor is now dont they?
I mean it was heaped on the concrete floor of the containment vessel building wasnt it?
I mean after breaching containment.....maybe its burnt its way down into the mantle and is going critical?
It may have had a # pile of spent fuel rods mixed with it too......
pretty soon, maybe Edger Cayce will be right.....