Middelbank

Here a campaign (REYNOLDS, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, chief-scientist Hans Ulrich Lass, IOW) in the Eastern Bornholm Basin (55$ ^{\circ}$ 35' N, 16$ ^{\circ}$ 39' E, mean water depth: 55 m) is simulated. The simulation period is August 30, 2001 at 17 h to September 9, 2001 at 14 h. The water column is characterised by a thermocline at about 25 m depth and a halocline at about 50 m depth. The simulation period is charaterised by storms up to 0.2 Nm$ ^{-2}$. As forcing, surface stress, heat fluxes and solar radiation has been calculated on the basis of meteorological observations according to Kondo (1975). The barotropic pressure gradient has been recalculated from vertically averaged observed velocity profiles, see section 3.1.1. As initial conditions, observed temperature, salinity and velocity profiles are used. Additionally the vertical velocity at the thermocline has been diagnosed from temperature observations and is used for vertical advection, see section 3.1.1. The turbulent dissipation rate $ \varepsilon $ has been observed during two sub-periods, such that turbulence model results may be compared with observations.

Data files:

eprof.dat profiles of observed dissipation rate in Wkg$ ^{-1}$
heatflux.dat surface heat flux and solar radiation in Wm$ ^{-2}$
momentumflux.dat surface momentum flux in Nm$ ^{-2}$
pressure.dat vertically averaged velocity components in ms$ ^{-1}$
sprof.dat profiles of observed salinity in psu
sss.dat time series of sea surface salinity in psu
sst.dat time series of sea surface temperature in $ ^{\circ}$C
tprof.dat profiles of observed temperature in $ ^{\circ}$C
velprof.dat profiles of observed velocity components in ms$ ^{-1}$
vertvel.dat profiles of diagnosed vertical velocity at thermocline depth in ms$ ^{-1}$

So far, these data have not yet been published.

Karsten Bolding 2012-12-28