Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2014.10.005
Title: Analyzing the physics of non-tidal barotropic sea level anomaly events using multi-scale numerical modelling in Singapore regional waters
Authors: Kurniawan, Alamsyah 
Tay, Serene Hui Xin 
Ooi, Seng Keat 
Babovic, Vladan 
Gerritsen, Herman
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Physical Sciences
Engineering, Civil
Environmental Sciences
Water Resources
Engineering
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Sea level anomalies
Singapore regional waters
Non-tidal barotropic modelling
Multi-scale approach
Tide surge interaction
SURGE
CIRCULATION
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2015
Publisher: ELSEVIER
Citation: Kurniawan, Alamsyah, Tay, Serene Hui Xin, Ooi, Seng Keat, Babovic, Vladan, Gerritsen, Herman (2015-09-01). Analyzing the physics of non-tidal barotropic sea level anomaly events using multi-scale numerical modelling in Singapore regional waters 9 (3) : 404-419. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jher.2014.10.005
Abstract: © 2015 International Association for Hydro-environment Engineering and Research, Asia Pacific Division. The hydrodynamic flows in the Singapore regional waters (SRW) are the result of a complex mix of tide, seasonal and meteorological effects. The study of non-tidal effects or sea level anomalies (SLA) in this region has shown that it is possible to model some of these anomalies. The present study addresses the non-tidal barotropic water levels and currents in the Singapore region in detail. This analysis includes a multi-scale approach, and addresses amongst others hydrodynamic model grid resolution and the importance of resolving non-linear tide-surge interaction. The results show that the water level and current anomalies phenomena in a complex region like SRW can be effectively modelled using an approach combining non-tidal barotropic and multi-scale numerical modelling. A detailed investigation of the levels of non-linear tide-surge interaction is carried out by simulating SLA events in the Singapore regional waters during North-East (positive SLA) and South-West (negative SLA) monsoons based on ECMWF numerical weather forcing conditions. The results of combining both approaches suggest that the finer grid resolution improves the accuracy of water level and current anomalies simulations. Furthermore, the results also indicate that for the simulations of non-tidal barotropic flows in this area, non-linear tide-surge interaction is important and should be taken into account. Finally, the behaviour of the non-tidal barotropic flow in the region and its changes with tidal variation in the shallow region of the Singapore Strait is now much better understood. Therefore, for reliable operational forecast of sea level, the inclusion of non-linear tide-surge interaction should be required in numerical models to reproduce both tides and surges with improved accuracy in this region.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/166569
ISSN: 1570-6443
1876-4444
DOI: 10.1016/j.jher.2014.10.005
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