Movie:Cook Inlet, Alaska Tidal Currents


Information Page: Cook Inlet, Alaska Tidal Currents

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Key Attributes

Domain: coastal, marine
Model name: FVCOM
Name: Andrey Proshuntinsky, Mark Johnson
Where: Cook Inlet, Alaska
When: multiple tidal cycles

Short Description

Grade level: High (9-12), Under graduate (13-16), Graduate / Professional

Statement: Tidal Currents

Abstract: The Cook Inlet, an estuary adjacent to Northern Pacific Ocean experiences very large tidal range. Dr. Mark Johnson at University of Alaska-Fairbank (UAF) and Dr. Andrey Proshuntinsky at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), applied the Finite-Volume Coastal Ocean Model (FVCOM) to this environment to better understand the dramatic tides present.




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