Comparison of Finite Time Lyapunov Exponent and Mean Flow Energy during two contrasting years in the Adriatic Sea

Saeed Hariri, Giovanni Besio, Alessandro Stocchino

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In the present work we implement and employ Lagrangian transport models for basin scale circulation, with a particular focus on the Adriatic Sea in order to analyze and estimate the Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponent (FTLE) fields, the Mean Kinetic Energy and the Eddy Kinetic Energy of the flow. We compare FTLE fields obtained for two different years as sample cases (2007 with mild Winter and cold Autumn, 2008 with normal Winter and hot Summer) to study the superficial flow properties. Results obtained for FTLE maps and MKE show the effects on general circulation triggered by wind forcing and by the Po River outflow, on the value of transit and residence time of numerical particles in the Adriatic Sea.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMTS/IEEE OCEANS 2015 - Genova
Subtitle of host publicationDiscovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987368
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventMTS/IEEE OCEANS 2015 - Genova - Genova, Italy
Duration: 18 May 201521 May 2015

Publication series

NameMTS/IEEE OCEANS 2015 - Genova: Discovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World


ConferenceMTS/IEEE OCEANS 2015 - Genova


  • Adriatic Sea
  • Eddy kinetic energy
  • Finite-Time Lyapunov Exponent
  • Mean kinetic energ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Oceanography

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