Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 12, 51–69, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-51-2016

Special issue: Oceanographic processes on the continental shelf: observations...

Ocean Sci., 12, 51–69, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-51-2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

Investigation of model capability in capturing vertical hydrodynamic coastal processes: a case study in the north Adriatic Sea

W. J. McKiver et al.

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AR by Debora Bellafiore on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2015)  Author's response
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Nov 2015)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Nov 2015) by Lakshmi Kantha
AR by Debora Bellafiore on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Dec 2015) by Lakshmi Kantha
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First modeling work comparing SHYFEM and MITgcm performance in the north Adriatic Sea; the treatment of heat/mass fluxes at the surface affects the models skill to reproduce coastal processes; high resolution is needed close to the coast, while lower resolution in the offshore is adequate to capture the dense water event; correct river discharges and temperature are vital for the reproduction of estuarine dynamics; non-hydrostatic processes do not influence the dense water formation.