The Scottish Shelf Model. Part 2: Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Sub-Domain

Part 2 of the hydrodynamic model developed for Scottish waters.


Authors: Darren Price, Caroline Stuiver, Hakeem Johnson, Alejandro Gallego, Rory O'Hara Murray.

The Scottish Shelf Model ( SSM) contract was funded by the Scottish Government.

The FVCOM model has been developed by the Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling Laboraotry at the School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, led by Dr Changsheng Chen. We would like to acknowledge Dr Chen for authorising the project team to use FVCOM for the development of the Scottish Shelf Model.

We would like to thank the SSM Steering Group for their contribution. In particular, Tracy McCollin (Marine Scotland) as the Project Manager, John Debenham ( CH2M HILL) and Alan Hills (Scottish Environment Protection Agency). Daniel Pendrey and Kate Smith (Marine Scotland) and Andrew Berkeley ( SEPA) also participated in the Steering Group.

We also wish to acknowledge the contribution of Fiona McLay, Maurice McCabe, Ilektra Apostololidou and Elysia Ward ( CH2M HILL).

The Grid2Grid freshwater runoff data were supplied under contract by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrography. We would like to thank Robert Moore and his colleagues at CEH for those data. The waves model boundary data were supplied under contract by the UK Met Office from their European, UK Waters and Wave Watch II models.

Many individuals and organisations, too numerous to list individually, made data and data products used in the development of this model available free of charge. All relevant data sources are acknowledged through the text of these reports and we refer the readers to that information.


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