Recent Applications of 3D Wind-Driven Circulation Modeling to a Semi-Enclosed Sea: Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand

Two- and three-dimensional hydrodynamic models of the Hauraki Gulf (Auckland, New Zealand) have been developed over several years, verified against several observational datasets for currents, temperature and tides. The modeling has reached a stage where it is now being used in a wide range of applications to support resource management and maritime operations. The underpinning modeling relates to both tidal and wind-generated currents and circulation in the Gulf over a variety of timescales from hours to multiple decades. Applications of the model is described in this paper relate to sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture, surface wind drift (search & rescue, outfall plumes, water quality) and yacht racing (e.g., Americas Cup). The next stage in utilizing the models is the development of a nowcasting and forecasting hydrodynamic system.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 288-307
  • Monograph Title: Estuarine and Coastal Modeling

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  • Accession Number: 01005896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407347
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 2005 12:26PM