The FESOM model family - recent applications

Natalja.Rakowsky [ at ]


This contribution focuses on two applications of the FESOM model family. On the one hand, recent runs with the finite volume code FESOM2 on large global meshes with regional focus are presented. FESOM's shallow water branch TsunAWI is the subject of the second part. TsunAWI, still based on finite elements, is used as an operational model in the Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning System (InaTEWS). InaTEWS derives tsunami forecasts in two different ways: from scenarios in a pre-computed database or from an on-the-fly simulation. The pre-computed scenarios are based on TsunAWI simulations with inundation on a triangular mesh with a resolution ranging from 20km in the deep ocean to 300m - 50m in coastal areas. The on-the-fly propagation model EasyWave (Andrey Babeyko, GFZ) solves the linear shallow water equations on a regular finite-difference grid with a resolution of about 1 km and the coast line as a vertical wall. EasyWave is used after a tsunami has been generated in an area not covered by the database or after seismic measurements show an earthquake mechanism not present in the database. As the numerical settings of both models are quite different, variations in the outputs are to be expected; nevertheless, the differences in the warning levels should not be too large for identical sources. In the current study, we systematically compare the warning products like estimated wave height and estimated time of arrival by the two approaches.

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IMUM 2017, 29 Aug 2017 - 01 Sep 2017, Stanford, California.
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Harig, S. , Babeyko, A. , Immerz, A. , Rakowsky, N. , Androsov, A. , Handayani, T. , Danilov, S. , Sidorenko, D. , Wang, Q. , Sein, D. , Wekerle, C. , Koldunov, N. and Aizinger, V. , GFZ, Potsdam, BMKG, Jakarta, Indonesia (2017): The FESOM model family - recent applications , IMUM 2017, Stanford, California, 29 August 2017 - 1 September 2017 .

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