Experimental simulation of eddy formation in Sibuyan and Bohol sea

  • Rafael Christopher Tan Darilag National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Alfred P. Abella National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Maricor N. Soriano National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate eddy formation in the Philippine archipelago using clay island models installed in a water tank, and a wind forcing of 3 m/s placed at the northeast side of the tank to simulate Amihan season. To observe the eddies in our experiments, a star-trail-photography-based software was used, while the velocity profile of each particle was computed using PIVlab in Matlab. The comparison of experimental and simulated results indicates that ocean eddies can be simulated using correct island scale models. However, the effect of the boundary conditions of the wave tank must be minimized in order to acquire accurate results.

Published
2019-05-24
How to Cite
[1]
R. C. Darilag, A. Abella, and M. Soriano. Experimental simulation of eddy formation in Sibuyan and Bohol sea, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-3D-06 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-3D-06.
Section
Computational Physics and Simulations