Special Session on:
Numerical Methods for Waves, Circulation and Transport in the Coastal Ocean


Clint Dawson, University of Texas at Austin
Casey Dietrich, University of Texas at Austin


This session is focused on innovative numerical methods for modeling hydrodynamic processes in the coastal ocean.  These processes include water circulation, air-sea coupling, waves and wave-breaking, density-driven flows, saltwater intrusion, contaminant transport, and sediment erosion/deposition.  Numerical methods which accurately model coupled flow and transport at multiple scales are required. Applications of these models include coastal inundation, coastal geomorphology, oil spills, wetland ecology, studying coastal protection systems, and freshwater/saltwater interaction.  This session encourages submissions on numerical algorithms, model coupling, large-scale parallel implementation and applications of coastal ocean models.