First pass at a dye release simulation in the CSIDE study region

Nirnimesh has performed the first dye release simulation in the CSIDE study region.  This is with the COAWST model that couples waves and currents and has a 20 m grid resolution.  This simulation is for a period of time in Fall 2014 with northward winds.  Nirnimesh also sent in waves with significant wave height of 1 m, peak period Tp=14 s, and offshore angle of 200 deg.   He did two dye relases separated by about 3 days.

* Left panel is temperature anomoly (subtracting T=18 deg C), Right panel is dye concentration (ppb) in log scale.

* Each frame is one hour. The counter (dT) indicates how long since the dye release.  The movie goes fast!  You can slow it down in the youtube controls

* About 100 L of Rhodamine WT was released over 2 hrs for each release.  This is a realistic release.

* Green square is dye release location, Magenta dots are planned instrument locations/

* Both dye releases are at high tide.


This is a first pass!  We are going to do many more simulations to figure out best release and sampling strategy!