The purpose of the present work is the study of particular hydrodynamic aspects of Mar Piccolo, a basin located in the Northern side of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionio Sea (Italy), by means of mathematical modelling. A first analysis has been driven, thus realizing a test case with simple hypothesis, referring to data from the literature, in order to validate two 3D hydrodynamic models, i.e. the Princeton Ocean Model and the MIKE 3. Once a quite good agreement wasobserved between the outputs of the tested models, a further comparison was considered. The results of the two models have been compared with some circulation structures proposed in the literature, in analogous conditions. Successively, both models have been forced by a further input, in order to observe the response of the circulation to input modifications. The direct comparison between simulation results and field measurements collected during surveys is the future development of the ongoing research.

Modelling circulation in a Southern Italy coastal basin

De Serio, Francesca;Malcangio, Daniela
2005

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The purpose of the present work is the study of particular hydrodynamic aspects of Mar Piccolo, a basin located in the Northern side of the Gulf of Taranto in the Ionio Sea (Italy), by means of mathematical modelling. A first analysis has been driven, thus realizing a test case with simple hypothesis, referring to data from the literature, in order to validate two 3D hydrodynamic models, i.e. the Princeton Ocean Model and the MIKE 3. Once a quite good agreement wasobserved between the outputs of the tested models, a further comparison was considered. The results of the two models have been compared with some circulation structures proposed in the literature, in analogous conditions. Successively, both models have been forced by a further input, in order to observe the response of the circulation to input modifications. The direct comparison between simulation results and field measurements collected during surveys is the future development of the ongoing research.
Coastal engineering VII : modelling, measurements, engineering and management of seas and coastal regions
978-1-84564-009-5
WIT Press
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