GEOLINKS International Conference 2020, Book 2

ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

MODELING OF VARIABILITY OF THE REGIONAL DYNAMIC PROCESSES DEVELOPED DURING 2017-2019 IN THE EASTERNMOST PART OF THE BLACK SEA

DSc. Demuri Demetrashvili, MSc. Vepkhia Kukhalashvili, DSc. Aleksandre Surmava, Dr. Diana Kvaratskhelia

ABSTRACT

The study of water circulation and thermohaline processes in the coastal zones of the seas and oceans, subjected to the most intense anthropogenic press, is an important problem of modern Oceanology. According to experimental and theoretical researches the coastal water areas of the Black Sea are dynamically active regions, where intensive generation of mesoscale and submesoscale eddies takes place. Such eddies make a significant contribution to the horizontal and vertical transport of different polluting substances, heat, momentum, etc. Therefore, the modeling and study of main peculiarities of variability of regional dynamic processes is of great scientific and practical interest.
The goal of this study is to investigate numerically the structure and spatial –temporal distribution of the sea flow and thermohaline fields taking place during the period 2017-2019 in the easternmost part of the Black Sea, which is limited from the open part of the sea basin with liquid boundary coinciding 39.080E. With this purpose a high-resolution numerical regional model of the Black Sea dynamics of M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics of I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (RM-IG) is used. The RM-IG is nested in the basin-scale model of the Black Sea dynamics of Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Sevastopol) and is based on a primitive system of ocean hydrothermodynamics equations. The RM-IG uses a calculated grid having 215x347 points on horizons with 1 km spatial resolution.
Results of researches presented in the paper show significant variability of the regional dynamic processes in the easternmost water area during 2017-2019, where continuously generation, deformation and disappearance of the cyclonic and anticyclonic vortex formations of difference sizes takes place.

 

KEYWORDS

Dynamic processes, current field, nesting modeling, anticyclonic eddy, satellite data

REFERENCE
GEOLINKS International Conference, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-5472, ISBN 978-619-7495-09-6, MODELING OF VARIABILITY OF THE REGIONAL DYNAMIC PROCESSES DEVELOPED DURING 2017-2019 IN THE EASTERNMOST PART OF THE BLACK SEA, 111-119 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/GEOLINKS2020/B2/V2/10