Sensitivity of the Tidal Dynamics to the Spatial Variability of Hydrodynamic Roughness of the Bottom as Illustrated by the Pechora Sea Example

Kagan B.A., Sofina E.V., Rashidi E.

The results of investigation of the Pechora Sea tidal dynamics sensitivity to variations of the external governing parameters, obtained with the use of the 3D finite-element hydrostatic model QUODDY-4, are considered in this paper. It is shown that the tidal characteristics are weakly sensitive to variations of the critical depth separating the subdomains of rough and incompletely rough bottoms, and are strongly sensitive to variations of hydrodynamic roughness of the bottom.

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