A mixed finite element/control volume model of wind-driven circulation in lakes

Victor Podsechin
2013 Open Geosciences  
AbstractA three-dimensional numerical circulation model is described. The model is based on non-linear hydrodynamic equations, modified according to hydrostatic and Boussinesq approximations. A space-splitting scheme is used for numerical approximations of governing equations. The simple hypothesis on elliptic stream functions shape is utilized to reconstruct the near-surface wind field. The calculated currents correspond reasonably well with observed velocities in different locations lake-wide.
doi:10.2478/s13533-012-0114-y fatcat:a6ykog44ona5hmrayczjmivyma