5th International workshop on modeling the ocean


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Agenda of the 5th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean IWMO 2013

Venue: Auditorium 1 in the entrance floor of the Science Building at the University of Bergen (250 seats). The agenda can also be downloaded in its entirety by clicking the link on the right side of this page. The updated agenda is the PDF version.


Sunday 16. June


18:00-20:00 Early registration 


Monday 17. June

07.30-08.30 Registration

08.30-09.00 Opening remarks

09.00-09.30 Keynote Lecture: George Mellor, Surface Boundary Layers and GravityWaves

09.30-09.50 Coffee break


Session 1: Surface waves, the parameterisation of wind stress and their effect on ocean circulation 

Session Chairs: Richard Greatbatch and Alastair Jenkins

09.50-10.05 Igor Esau, Simulations of turbulent air-sea interaction with a coupled atmosphere- ocean turbulence-resolving model PALM

10.10-10.25 Jun Wei, Xin Liu and Paola Malanotte-Rizzolik, Revisit Tropical Cyclone Ocean Interaction Using a Regional Air-Sea Coupled Model

10.30-10.45 Hidenori Aiki and Richard J. Greatbatch, A new expression for the form stress term in the vertically Lagrangian mean framework for the effect of surface waves on the upper ocean circulation: implications for the surface stress implemented in models

10.50-11.05 Hidenori Aiki, R.J. Greatbatch, H. Tamura, M. Yoshioka, K. Tsukobi, Mo- mentum fluxes to ocean circulation as given by the dissipation rate of surface gravity waves under tropical cyclone conditions

11.10-11.25 Alastair D. Jenkins, Angus Graham, Helge Avlesen, Alok K. Gupta1, Torge Lorenz, IdarBarstad, yvind Thiem, Ilker Fer and Mostafa Bakhoday Paskyabi, Responding to the challenges involved in coupling pre-existing numerical models for the atmosphere, ocean waves and ocean hydrodynamics, for shelf sea and coastal/fjord applications

11.30-11.45 Kai H. Christensen, Wave/mean flow-interactions in ocean models with time varying vertical coordinates

Session 2: Circulation and Dynamics in Shelf Seas 

Session Chairs: Jianping Gan and Bjørn Ådlandsvik

11.50-12.05 Danya Xu and Paola Malanotte-Rizzoli, OYSA, Numerical Modeling the Sea- sonal Variation of the Upper Layers of the South China Sea (SCS) circulation and the Indonesian Throughflow (ITF)


12.10-13.30 Lunch Break


13.30-13.45 Shuwen Zhang, Lingling Xie, Yijun Hou, Tropical storm-forced near-inertial energy dissipation in the continental shelf region of Hainan Island

13.50-14.05 Juan-Manuel Sayol, Alejandro Orfila, Gonzalo Simarro, Daniel Conti, Alvaro Galan and Lionel Renault, OYSA, Western Mediterranean Sea surface characterization. A Lagrangian perspective

14.10-14.25 Sourav Sil, Yasumasa Miyazawa, Sergey M. Varlamov, Toru Miyama, Takuji Waseda, and Xinyu Guo, OYSA, Topography-tide-current interaction on the South of the Japan

14.30-14.45 F. A. Velazquez-Munoz, Numerical study of coastal circulation by offshore wind-stress jet in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico

14.50-15.05 Valerie Garnier, Pierre GARREAU and Delphine Fernandez-Bruyere, Impact of the high resolution modelling onto the dynamics of the North Western Mediterranean Sea


15.10-15.30 Coffee break


15.30-15.45 T.S.Anandh, Saswati Deb and Arun Chakraborty, OYSA, Mechanisms of Eddy Formation along Western Boundary of the Bay of Bengal

15.50-16.05 Bjørn Ådlandsvik, Jon Albretsen, Anne D. Sandvik and Lars Asplin, An ocean model system for the Norwegian Coast

16.10-16.25 Clare Coughlan, Adolf Stips, Johan van der Molen, Interannual variability in temperature and salinity across the northwest European Shelf

16.30-16.45 Jianping Gan, Cross-isobath geostrophic transport in the shelf sea

16.50-17.05 Varjola Nelko and Vivien P. Chua, Modeling circulation in the South China Sea with an unstructured-grid SUNTANS model


19.00 Reception at the Institute of Marine Research


Tuesday 18. June

Session 3: Numerical techniques, data assimilation and forecast systems

Session Chair: Jinyu Sheng


08.30-08.45 Nguyen Tan Duoc, OYSA, A development of POM model to simulate Tsunami propagation in South China Sea

08.50-09.05 Shouxian Zhu, Wenjing Zhang, Yancheng Wu and Lin Zhou, The improvement of POM by Eulerian-Lagrangian method with Hybrid N-order Lagrangian interpolation

09.10-09.25 Sergey M. Varlamov, Yasumasa Miyazawa, Xinyu Guo and Toru Miyama,Validation of Updated Level 2.5 Mellor-Yamada Ocean Mixing Model in Operations of JCOPE-T Regional Ocean Modeling System

09.30-09.45 Wang Qiang, Weidong Zhou, Dongxiao Wang, Several New Time Integration Schemes for Implementation in POM

09.50-10.05 Tarumay Ghoshal, Arun Chakraborty, OYSA, Development of High Resolution Synoptic Surface parameters for short-term ocean state forecasting of the Bay of Bengal using ROMS


10.10-10.30 Coffee break


10.30-10.45 Laurent Bertino, Franois Counillon, Pavel Sakov, Sylvain Bouillon, Tim Williams, Modeling and data assimilation developments of the TOPAZ system in support of operational oceanography in the Arctic

10.50-11.05 Annette Samuelsen, Cecilie Hansen, Laurent Bertino, Environmental forecasting with the TOPAZ forecasting system

11.10-11.25 Xunqiang Yin, Fangli Qiao and Wei Zhao, New developments on parallel computation of Princeton Ocean Model based on MPI

11.30-11.45 Jorge Urrego-Blanco and Jinyu Sheng, Assessment of one-way and two-way nesting techniques in a coupled ocean-ice circulation model for the eastern Canadian Shelf


11.50-13.10 Lunch Break


Session 4: Analysis methods for oceanic observations, satellite data, and model simulations

Session Chair: Tal Ezer


13.10-13.25 Karina Hjelmervik and Karl Thomas Hjelmervik, Estimating time calibrated 3D climatology for ocean model validation

13.30-13.45 Tal Ezer, Using EMD/HHT Analysis to Connect Coastal Sea Level Rise with Ocean Dynamics and Climate Change


13.50-14.05 Nataliya Stashchuk, Vasiliy Vlasenko, Mark Inall, Dye release experiment: in-situ measurements and modelling

14.10-14.25 Stefan Kraatz, A hydrodynamic model of the Black Sea- Azov Sea using adaptive vertical coordinates

14.30-14.45 Michela De Dominicis, Silvia Falchetti, Francesco Trotta, Nadia Pinardi, A Relocatable Ocean Model for simulating drifter trajectories


14.50-15.10 Coffee break


15.10-15.25 Lars Petter Røed, Nils Melsom Kristensen, Pål Erik Isachsen, Øyvind Sætra, The triply nested Norwegian numerical ocean weather prediction system: Problems and possible solutions

15.30-15.45 Jon Bergh, Timothy Williams, Francois Coullion, A sea ice forecast system in the Barents and Kara Seas including a newly developed marginal ice zone model

15.50-16.05 Qiang Wang,Weidong Zhou, Theoretic analysis of splitting errors in split time stepping of ocean modeling



Session 5: Modelling and Prediction of Marine Extreme Events

Session Chair: Jinyu Sheng


16.10-16.25 Tsimplis M.N., R. Torres, Xiangbo Feng, Changes of the sea level extremes at marginal seas

16.30-16.45 Feng Xiangbo, M. N. Tsimplis, M. Yelland and G. Quartly, Significant and maximum wave heights in the Northeastern Atlantic and their relationships to the NAO


Evening Free




Wednesday 19. June


Session 5 cont.: Modelling and Prediction of Marine Extreme Events

Session Chair: Jinyu Sheng


08.30-08.45 Liping Yin, Fangli Qiao, Quanan Zheng, OYSA, A dynamic exceptional cold water event around Penghu on February 2008 and 2011

08.50-09.05 Kuo-Tung Chang, Shu-Huei Li, Three-Dimensional Evolutions of Tsunami on a Sloping Beach

09.10-09.25 Heng Zhang, Jinyu Sheng, Estimation of Extreme Sea Levels over the Continential Shelf off Eastern North America


09.30-09.45 Lian Xie, Bin Liu, Huiqing Liu, and Xiaoping Zhang, High Impact Storm Surges Affecting US Southeast Coast


09.50-10.10 Coffee break


Session 6: Ocean circulation and its scale interactions with various other phenomena

Session Chairs: Yasumasa Miyazawa and Leo Oey

10.10 - 10.25 Alan Cuthbertson, Peter Davies, Vasiliy Vlasenko and Nataliya Stashchuk, Modelling Studies of Topographically-Constrained Deep Water Overflows within the Faroese Channels

10.30-10.45 Björn C. Backeberg, Francois Counillon and Johnny A. Johannessen, Sensitivity experiments in the Agulhas Current using a hybrid framework

10.50-11.05 Y.-L. Eda Chang and L.-Y. Oey, Instability and finite-amplitude evolution of STCC eddies, from model and satellite data

11.10-11.25 Toru Miyama, Yasumasa Miyazawa and Humio Mitsudera, Short-term variations of the Kuroshio downstream of Cape Shionomisaki

11.30-11.45 Bert Viikmae and Tomas Torsvik, OYSA, Analysis of the lifetime of eddy structures

11.50-12.05 Jonathan Tinker, Jason Lowe, Anne Pardaens, Jason Holt, Sarah Wakelin, Rosa Barciela, Climate Projections for the NW European Shelf Seas with a quantification of uncertainty



12.10-13.30 Lunch Break


13.30-13.45 H. R Langehaug, P. B. Rhines, T. Eldevik, K. Lohmann, J. Mignot, OYSA, Water mass transformation and the North Atlantic Current in three multi- century climate model simulations

13.50-14.05 Ying Bao, Fangli Qiao, Zhenya Song, The global carbon cycle simulation of FIO-ESM v1.0


Session 7: Oceanic internal waves: Theoretical modelling and observational evidence

Session Chair: Vasyl Vlasenko

14.10-14.25 Vasiliy Vlasenko, Nataliya Stashchuk, Mark Inall, Matthew Palmer, Modelling of baroclinic tides over an isolated underwater bank

14.30-14.45 Yasumasa Miyazawa, Xinyu Guo, Kaoru Ichikawa, Toru Miyama, Sergey M. Varlamov, Takuji Waseda, Sourav Sil, Internal tide variability south of Japan: modeling and observation\

14.50-15.05 Tsubasa Kodaira and Takuji Waseda, OYSA, Numerical analysis of oceanic internal solitary wave generation around an island in stratified shear flow


15.10-15.25 Coffee break


Session 8: Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics

Session Chairs: Xiao Hua Wang and Jarle Berntsen

15.30-15.45 Xiao Hua Wang, The effects of tidal flat reclamation on tidal dynamics and sediment transport in the muddy coasts

15.50-16.05  Saswati Deb and Arun Chakraborty, OYSA, Effect of Sediment Transport on the Productivity of Hooghly Estuary using High Resolution Biogeochemical Model

16.10-16.25 Jing Lu, F.L. Qiao, X.H. Wang, Y. Teng, K. T. Jung and Y.G. Liu, OYSA, Modeling the Yellow River sediment flux, deposition patterns and their monthly variability

16.30-16.45 Giorgia Verri, Stefania Ciliberti, Paolo Oddo and Nadia Pinardi, The sensitivity of coastal circulation to river discharge in the central Mediterranean Sea

16.50-17.05 Olivier Gourgue, Anouk de Brauwere, Eric Deleersnijder and Marc Elskens, A first attempt to predict trace metal concentrations in the Scheldt Estuary with a two-dimensional depth-averaged sediment model


19.00 Dinner/reception at The University of Bergen



Thursday 20. June


Session 8 continued: Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics

Session Chairs: Xiao Hua Wang and Jarle Berntsen


08.30-08.45 Karina Hjelmervik, Birgit Kjoss Lynge and Bjørn Gjevik, Modelling of tides and storm surges in Tjeldsund channel

08.50-09.05 Shiliang Shan, Jinyu Sheng, and Blair J.W. Greenan, OYSA, Physical Processes Affecting Circulation and Hydrography in the Sable Gully of Nova Scotia

09.10-09.25 Li-Feng Lu, Keiko Takahashi, A numerical study on the SST variation in Tokyo Bay


09.30-09.50 Coffee break


Session 9: Coupled bio-physical ocean models

Session Chairs: Huijie Xue and Corinna Schrum


09.50-10.05 Yuan Wang, Huijie Xue, Fei Chai, A model study of the Copper River plume and its effect on the northern Gulf of Alaska

10.10-10.25 Ute Daewel, Corinna Schrum, Multi-decadal simulation of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) early life stages in the North Sea: on the potential of spatially-explicit IBMs to be used in ecosystem based management

10.30-10.45  Pengfei Lin, Fei Chai, Huijie Xue, Peng Xiu, Modulation of Decadal Oscillation on Marine Ecosystems in the Kuroshio Extension

 10.50-11.05 Rune Rosland, Marco Castellani, Øyvind Fiksen, A mass-balanced pelagic ecosystem model with size-structured behaviourally adaptive zooplankton and fish

 11.10-11.25 Dhanya Pushpadas, Corinna Schrum, Ute Daewel, Assessing climate change impacts on North Sea and Baltic Sea ecosystems through ensemble simulations forced byIPCC AR and IPCC AR5 models under different scenarios

11.30-11.45 Corinna Schrum, Johannes Bieser, Ute Daewel, Evgeniy Yakushev, Modelling the fate and transport of pollutants in the marine environment - A Case study application of the ECOSMO model system for mercury


11.50-13.00 Lunch break


13.00-14.00 Discussion-IWMO 2014


Poster session

1. Jarle Berntsen, Elin Darelius and Helge Avlesen, Mixing in lock release gravity currents down canyons

2. Valentin Vallaeys, Jonathan Lambrechts, Emmanuel Hanert and Eric Deleersnijder, A finite-element, multi-scale model of the Congo River, Estuary and ROFI

3. Lulu Qiao, Yongzhi Wang, Fei Gao, Numerical study on sedimentary dynamic processes of the Yellow Sea Warm Current

4. Mostafa Bakhoday Paskyabi, Interaction between Acoustic Field and Surface Gravity Waves in the Presence of a Large Offshore Wind Farm

5. Ricardo de Camargo, Hindcasting 20th century in the South Atlantic for storm surges identification and analysis 


6.. Yvonne Gusdal, Vidar S. Lien, Frode B. Vikebø and Arne Melsom, A 50-year model hindcast of the Nordic, Barents and Kara seas: physical basis for biological applications

7. Jennifer Veitch and Pierrick Penven, The role of the Agulhas on the Benguela Current System: an experimental modelling approach

8. Øyvind Thiem, Numerical simulation of aqauculture organic waste dispersion from a fjord located fish farm


9. Chuncheng Guo, Vasiliy Vlasenko, The effect of rotation on shoaling of large amplitude internal solitary waves in the northern South China Sea

10. Changshui Xia, Fangli Qiao, Yongzeng Yang and Yeli Yuan, Simulation of the Yellow Sea Warm Current using a wave-tide-circulation coupled model

11. Wenjing Zhang, Shouxian Zhu and Xunqiang Li, The impact of tide induced residual current on the low-salinity water lens in the northeast out of the Changjiang river mouth

12. Feng XU, Yu ZHANG, Su-wen ZHANG, Ke-xin HUANG, Ling-yue Zeng, Analysis and Research on Characteristic of Sea-Land Breeze over Donghai Island of Zhanjiang,China

13. CHEN Shengli, HU Jianyu, Jeff A. POLTON, ZHENG Quanan, SUN Zhenyu, Some observed features of near-inertial motions on the shelf of northern South China Sea

14. H. Namaoui, Analysis methods for oceanic observations, satellite data, and model simulations

15. L.-Y Oey, Y.-L. Chang, Y.-C. Lin, M.-C. Chang, S. Varlamov and Y. Miyazawa, Currents in Taiwan Strait under winter-spring relaxing northeasterly wind conditions

16. Chris Chambers, Gary Brassington, Ian Simmonds, and Kevin Walsh, Upper Ocean Heat Influence on Australian East Coast Cyclone Thunderstorms

17. Lars Petter Røed, Arne Melsom, Laurent Bertino, Magne Simonsen, Francois Counillon, Bruce Hackett, How good are the products generated by the MyOcean Arctic Monitoring and Forecasting System?

18. Jessica Benthuysen, The Leeuwin Current: the roles of topographic trapping, mixing, and advection in a buoyancy driven eastern boundary current