Modelling of Meddy-topography interactions
The principal objective of the project is to undertake an integrated
numerical and laboratory model study of Meddy-like eddies with various
types of bottom and lateral topographies.
Meddies generated at depth in the waters of the south Iberian coast
are known to encounter extremely complex topography between the generation
region and the Canaries-Azores basin, but the details of the topographic
influence on the eddies are not well-known.
The purpose of the modelling study is to determine how the eddies are
distorted by their passage over and around isolated and multiple seamounts
and how their trajectories are controlled by ridge and shelf-like bathymetry.
An important objective will be to compare the results of numerical model
predictions with laboratory data and with field observations.
The results will have clear relevance to processes operating in the
Canaries-Azores region, but will also have general applicability to other
regional basins where generic isolated lens-like eddies have been
On a separate page follows the
description of the research project
of the proposal.
The text of the proposal is written by Peter Davies;
I added some things about the numerical work.
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