### The Effect of Various Vertical Discretization Schemes and Horizont...

##### By: M. Luneva; J. Pickering; D. Storkey; G. Shapiro

Description: University of Plymouth, UK. Results of a sensitivity study are presented from various configurations of the NEMO ocean model in the Black Sea. The standard choices of vertical discretization, viz. z-levels, s-coordinates and enveloped s-coordinates, all show their limitations in the areas of complex topography. Two new hydrid vertical coordinate schemes are presented: the s-on-top-of-z and its enveloped version. The hybrid grids use s-coordinates or en...

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