Summary and Conclusions


  • Breaking internal waves account for a significant portion of mixing and dissipation within the world's oceans.

  • Nonhydrostatic model is required to capture breaking internal wave physics.

  • Unstructured grid is required for irregular domains.

  • Parallelization is required to handle the problem size.

  • Volume and mass conservation are guaranteed.

  • Vertical advection/diffusion must be implicit when employing wetting and drying.

  • Free-surface treatment must be implicit due to fast free-surface waves.

Introduction    Unstructured grids    Numerical method    Internal Waves    Summary