Simulations using NCOR Bathymetry

Issued July 2008

This page presents the output from a 10 day unforced (no atmospheric fluxes, no tides) free surface simulation, initialized with summer climatology created using June-August profiles and the HydroBase2 software. The two cases differ in the initial transport between Taiwan and Mainland China. With this NCOR bathymetry, this initial transport through the Taiwan Strait still has a significant influence on the formation and strength of the cold dome north of Taiwan; see plots below.

To see a series of images for each case, click on the desired image below. To obtain a model output from each case, click on the model file name below. Note that about 50 simulations were carried out for sensivity studies on the numerical and physical parameters. Here, we only provide the results of the likely better simulation we have achieved so far.

Initial TransportImages Model Output
0.35Sv S
1Sv N

To help extract data from these files in Matlab, we include the function readhopspe.m. To use this function, you'll also need to download

  1. The appropriate mexnc for your system
  2. the NetCDF ToolBox
Then you need to edit your MATLABPATH to include the necessary directories. In the below example, both mexnc and the NetCDF ToolBox were installed in the directory /matlab/toolbox/local
Notice that you have to include to additional subdirectories that are part of the NetCDF ToolBox.