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Pentland Firth Tidal Stream Modelling Using Stanford Unstructured Non-hydrostatic Terrain-Following Adaptive Navier-Stokes Simulator (SUNTANS)

Research Study Annex IV

Title: Pentland Firth Tidal Stream Modelling Using Stanford Unstructured Non-hydrostatic Terrain-Following Adaptive Navier-Stokes Simulator (SUNTANS)
Researcher:
Start Date:
January 01, 2006
Research End Date:
January 17, 2011
Country:
Stressor:
Technology Type:
Info Updated:
December 12, 2014
Study Status: 
Completed
Princple Investigator Contact Information: 

Name: Susana Baston

Email: s.baston@hw.ac.uk

Project Description: 

SUNTANS is an advanced hydrodynamic numerical model developed by Stanford University.  This model solves the Navier-Stokes equations under incompressibility and Boussinesq approximations, with a large-eddy simulation of the resolved motions.  A three-dimensional SUNTANS PF model has been developed at ICIT.  The domain of the grid is 40 x 45km2, covering the Pentland Firth and Scapa Flow.  The boundary conditions are given by the first eight tidal constituents computed by OTIS, a tidal global model validated using TOPEX/POSEIDON altimetry data.  The model has been validated against ADCP data and RMS goes from 0.5m/s at deep layers up to 1m/s at the surface.

Location of Research: 

Orkney, UK

Project Aims: 

Produce a SUNTANS PF model of tidal flow in the Pentland Firth.

Project Progress: 

Project has been completed.

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