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QUALIFICATION OF 3D HYDRODYNAMICAL SIMULATIONS IN COASTAL AREAS

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T-MedNet climatic series have already been used to evaluate 3D hydrodynamical models in coastal areas over a range of hydroclimatic conditions. So far, MARS3D-MENOR and -RHOMA realistic models developed by IFREMER benefited of this evaluation, showing for instance, that in the Marseille area, upwelling process and annual cycle are quite well reproduced by the simulations. Qualification of the high resolution model MENOR that covers a vast domain are being conducted for all T-MEDNet available sites and years. Overall, together with dedicated simulations work, this should permit to better anticipate impact of climate change on coastal habitats and ecosystems.