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1 A NESTED OCEAN MODEL FOR THE SICILY STRAIT WITH ZOOMING ON TUNISIA COASTAL AREAS Ali Harzallah

2 Two aspects : 1.Test the performance of the Mediterranean model to reproduce a realistic response to an atmospheric forcing 2. Nest the coastal model

3 MEDITERRANEAN SEA MODEL : INSTMED06

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6 TRANSPORT A GIBRALTAR observed & simulated daily forcing 8 Novembre 1994, 3 Avril Avril 1995, 15 Octobre Octobre 1995, 19 Avril Avril 1996, 23 Septembre 1996

7 MEDITERRANEAN SEA MODEL : INSTMED06 Perpetual SEASONAL CYCLE forcing

8 MEDITERRANEAN SEA MODEL : INSTMED06

9 THE TUNISIA COASTS MODEL

10 Temperature T simulée Image satellitaire Regular model

11 Salinity model Mesures d’été 1972 Brandhorst (1974).

12 SLH MFSTEP

13 Surface circulation July

14 North of the Gulf of Tunis Soleil réduit, contrôle, relaxation, MED6, CTD(- -)

15 NESTED MODEL WITH ZOOM

16 REGULAR

17 GABES ZOOM

18 TUNIS ZOOM

19 CIRCULATION GABES ZOOM

20 CIRCULATION TUNIS ZOOM

21 SALINITY TUNIS ZOOM

22 SALINITY GABES ZOOM

23 Next step : At present both models are nested in the Mediterranean one 2. Force the system with different scenarios 1. Validate with local data


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