Optimised water budget of the Gulf of Bothnia (Baltic Sea)
2008 (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
A time-dependent water budget of the Gulf of Bothnia, based on inverse modelling with salinity as a conservative tracer, was developed to estimate monthly water flows for the period 1990-2000. When dealing with time-dependent inverse salinity models, such difficulties as non-physical water flows (too high flows or lack of non-negative flows) between adjacent basins are often encountered. Therefore, different model structures and solution methods were initially tested and evaluated on an array of generated data. The elaboration of the Gulf of Bothnia model was then based on the outcome of these tests. The results showed that the optimisation technique is capable of overcoming the above mentioned difficulties.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 73, no 3-4, 263-283 p.
Budget, water fluxes, optimisation, Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-70070OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-70070DiVA: diva2:435235