PREVIMER: Improvement of surge, sea level and currents modelling

Type Article
Date 2014
Language English
Author(s) Pineau-Guillou Lucia1, Dumas Franck1, Theetten SebastienORCID1, Ardhuin FabriceORCID1, Lecornu Fabrice1, Le Roux Jean-FrancoisORCID1, Idier Deborah2, Muller Heloise2, Pedreros Rodrigo2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Brest, France
2 : BRGM, Orléans, France
Source Mercator Ocean - Quarterly Newsletter (Mercator Ocean), 2014 , N. 49 , P. 29-38
Abstract The pre-operational system PREVIMER provides coastal observations and forecasts along French coasts. It provides, among other variables,
currents, sea levels, surges and waves. This paper describes the development and validation of a high temporal (15 minutes) and spatial (250 m)
resolution modeling system, based on MARS hydrodynamic model (Lazure and Dumas 2008), along the Atlantic and English Channel coasts. Models
benefi t from experiments developed during the PREVIMER project by: (1) taking better into account wind and wave actions (improving surface drag
coeffi cient parameterization), (2) taking into account a better meteorological forcing (improving spatial and temporal meteorological resolution). These
high resolution models have been integrated in PREVIMER modeling system since 2013.
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Pineau-Guillou Lucia, Dumas Franck, Theetten Sebastien, Ardhuin Fabrice, Lecornu Fabrice, Le Roux Jean-Francois, Idier Deborah, Muller Heloise, Pedreros Rodrigo (2014). PREVIMER: Improvement of surge, sea level and currents modelling. Mercator Ocean - Quarterly Newsletter, (49), 29-38. Open Access version :