The Sisal Academic Unit of the Engineering Institute of the UNAM was benefited by the project "Coastal Observatory for studies of resilience to climate change", modality group within the Convocation CONACyT Chairs for Assignment Institutes. This project aims to study the climate change resilience of the Yucatán Coast and to assess the capacity of adaptation and mitigation of adverse effects (erosion and coastal flooding, salinization of the aquifer and coastal lagoons), by predicting future scenarios through the analysis of field data and numerical models. For this, the numerical ocean model ROMS (Regiomal Ocean Model System) is used. This is a new generation ocean circulation model (Shchepetkin and McWilliams, 2005) that has been specially designed for accurate simulations of regional oceanic systems. The reader is referred to Shchepetkin and McWilliams (2003) and to Shchepetkin and McWilliams (2005) for a complete description of the model.
Shchepetkin, A., and J.C. McWilliams, 2005, “The Regional Oceanic Modeling System: A split-explicit, free-surface, topography-following-coordinate ocean model”. Ocean Modelling, 9, 347-404.
Shchepetkin, A.F., and J.C. McWilliams, 2003. “A method for computing horizontal pressure-gradient force in an ocean model with a non-aligned vertical coordinate”. J. Geophys. Res., 108, C3, 3090, doi:10.1029/2001JC001047.