A finite-volume, incompressible Navier Stokes model for studies of the ocean on parallel computers

  title={A finite-volume, incompressible Navier Stokes model for studies of the ocean on parallel computers},
  author={John Marshall and Alistair J. Adcroft and Christopher Hill and Lev T. Perelman and Curtis W. Heisey},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
The numerical implementation of an ocean model based on the incompressible Navier Stokes equations which is designed for studies of the ocean circulation on horizontal scales less than the depth of the ocean right up to global scale is described. A "pressure correction" method is used which is solved as a Poisson equation for the pressure field with Neumann boundary conditions in a geometry as complicated as that of the ocean basins. A major objective of the study is to make this inversion, and… 

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