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Extending THCM with an atmospheric vapor model

Land, S. (2007) Extending THCM with an atmospheric vapor model. Bachelor's Thesis, Mathematics.

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Abstract

THCM [1] (Thermohaline circulation model) is an oceanographic model used to study the oceanic flow and its influence on climate changes. The model currently implements oceanic flow, with the velocity vector, pressure, salinity and temperature. It also models atmospheric temperature. To increase the accuracy and reduce the dependency on external data like heat and salinity forcing, some extensions are planned: a sea-ice model and models for water vapor and CO2 distributions in the atmosphere. This thesis describes one of these extensions, the addition of a model for the water vapor distribution and its effect on oceanic flow. In chapter two, a mathematical model of the evaporation, precipitation and transport of water vapor in the atmosphere will be presented. In the next chapter the discretization of this model will be discussed, as well as some challenges associated with implementing the model in THCM. In chapter four, a simple visualization tool that was written to study the results will be presented. In the last chapter this tool will be used to show the results.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Mathematics
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/8387

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