Development of barotropic models for the GIN Sea
Barotropic ocean models are developed for deep oceans, with arbitrary topography and basin geometry, on a sphere. A special adaptation is made for the Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian (GIN) Seas with closed lateral boundaries. The models are tested for conservation, accuracy and physical soundness at successive stages of their development. Various results obtained with an explicit version of the model with closed boundaries are presented. These include runs with a flat bottom and GIN topography, using monthly averaged wind forcing.
Van Meurs, P.