Institute of Oceanography

University of Hamburg

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Institute of Oceanography
University of Hamburg
Bundesstraße 53
D-20146 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 42838-2605 / -5449
Fax: +49 40 42838-7488
E-Mail:  waltraut.domke-sommer(at)


HAMSOM relevant publications

Alvarez Fanjul, E., Pérez Gómez, B. and Rodríguez Sánchez-Arévalo, I., 1997. A description of the tides in the Eastern North Atlantic. Prog. Oceanog.,  40: 217-244


Backhaus, J. O., 1983. A semi-implicit scheme for shallow water equations for applications to shelf sea modelling. Continental Shelf Research, 2, 243-254


Backhaus, J. O., 1985. A three-dimensional model for the simulation of shelf sea dynamics. Dt. Hydrogr. Z., 38: 165-187


Backhaus, J. O. and Hainbucher, D., 1987. A finite-difference general circulation model for shelf seas and its application to low frequency variability on the North European Shelf. In: J. C. J. Nihoul and B. M. Jamart (eds.), Three-Dimensional Models of Marine and Estuarine Dynamics, Elsevier Oceanography Series, 45: 221- 244


Backhaus, J. O., Bartsch J., Damm P., Pohlmann T. and Schrum C., 1991. The marine weather bulletin North Sea. ICES, C.M. 1991/C:16 17p


Becker, G.A., H.Giese, K.Isert, P.König, H.Langenberg, Th.Pohlmann, C.Schrum (1999): Mesoscale variability in the German Bight. Deutsche Hydrogr. Zeitung, 51, No. 2/3, 155-179.


Carbajal, N., 1993. Modelling of the circulation in the Gulf of California. Reports Centre of Marine Climate Research, 3: 1-186


Hainbucher, D. and Backhaus, J. O., 1999. Circulation of the eastern North Atlantic and north-west European continental shelf – a hydrodynamic modelling study. Fish. Oceanogr., 8 (Suppl. 1): 1 – 12


Hainbucher, D., Pohlmann, T.  and Backhaus, J. O., 1987. Transport of conservative passive tracers in the North Sea: First results of a circulation and transport model. Cont. Shelf Res., 7: 1161-1179


Harms, I. H., Backhaus, J. O.  and Hainbucher, D., 1999. Modelling the seasonal variability of circulation and hydrography in the Iceland-Faeroe-Shetland overflow area. ICES CM 1999/L:10, Annual Science Conference, 29 September to 2 October 1999, Stockholm, Sweden.


Harms I., U. Hübner, J.O. Backhaus, M. Kulakov, V. Stanovoy, O. Stepanets, L. Kodina and R. Schlitzer (2002): Salt intrusions in Siberian River Estuaries - Observations and model experiments in Ob and Yenisei. accepted by Proceedings in Marine Science


Harms I.H., M.J. Karcher and H. Burchard (2001): Modelling oceanic pathways of radioactivity on local and regional scales, using hydrodynamic general circulation models. to appear in: E.M. Scott (ed.): 'Modelling Radioactivity in the Environment', Section 1: Technical modelling issues, Elsevier, submitted.


Harms I.H. and M.J. Karcher (2001): Pathways of anthropogenic radionuclides in the Northern Oceans to appear in: E.M. Scott (ed.) 'Modelling Radioactivity in the Environment', Section 2: Case studies, Elsevier, submitted.


Harms I.H., M. Heath, A. Bryant, J.O. Backhaus and D. Hainbucher (2000): Modeling the northeast Atlantic circulation - Implications for the spring invasion of shelf regions by Calanus finmarchicus ICES-Journal of Marine Science, Vol. 57, no. 6, pp. 1694-1707


Harms I.H. and P.P. Povinec (1999): The outflow of Radionuclides from Novaya Semlya Bays - Modelling and monitoring strategies Science of the Total Environment, 237/238 (1999)


Harms I.H., M.J. Karcher and D. Dethleff (1999): Modelling Siberian river runoff -Implications for contaminant transport in the Arctic Ocean- Journal of Marine Systems, in press


Harms, I.H. and M.J. Karcher (1999): Modelling the saisonal variability of circulation and hydrographiy in the Kara Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 104, No. C6


Harms, I.H. (1997): Modelling the dispersion of 137Cs and 239Pu released from dumped waste in the Kara Sea. Journal of Marine Systems, Vol. 13 (1997), pp. 1 - 19


Harms, I.H. (1997): Watermass transformation in the Barents Sea. -Application of The HAMburg Shelf Ocean Model (HAMSOM)- ICES-Journal of Marine Science, 54 (1997),pp. 351 - 365


Harms, I.H. (1992): A numerical study of the barotropic circulation in the Barents and Kara Seas. Continental Shelf Research, Vol. 12, No. 9.


Hübner U. und J. Backhaus (1997): Der küstennahe Gezeitenstrom im Gebiet der östlichen Ostfriesischen Inseln. Forschungszentrum Terramare, Bericht Nr. 4, 65pp, ISSN 1432-797X


Helder, W., Schrum, C., Shiemmield, G. (1996): North Sea budget. In J. Hall, S. V. Smith and P.R. Boudreau. Report on the International Workshop on Continental Shelf Fluxes of Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus. LOICZ Reports and Studies 9, JGOFS Report 22, 50p.


Huang, D., 1995. Modelling Studies of Barotropic and Baroclinic Dynamics in the Bohai Sea. Reports Centre of Marine Climate Research, 17: 1 – 126


Huang, D., Su, J. and Chen, Z., 1996. The application of three-dimensional shelf sea model in the Bohai Sea-(II) seasonal variation of temperature. Acta Oceano. Sinica, Vol.18, No.6: 8-17.(in Chinese)


Janssen, F., Schrum, C., Hübner, U. and Backhaus, J. O., 2001. Validation of a decadal simulation with a regional ocean model for North Sea and Baltic Sea. Climate Research 18, 55-62


König, P., C. Schrum (1997): Hydrographic Observations and Model Results From a PRISMA Drift Experiment April ( 23 to 29, 1991), Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 156, 255-261.


 Lenhart, H. J. and Pohlmann, T., 1997. The ICES-boxes approach in relation to results of a North Sea circulation model. Tellus, 49A, 139 – 160


Luff, R. and Pohlmann, T., 1996. Calculation of Water Exchange Times in the ICES-Boxes with an Eulerian Dispersion Model using a Half-Life Time Approach. Dt. Hydrogr. Z., 47, No. 4:287-299


Pohlmann, T., 1991. Evaluations of hydro- and thermodynamic processes in the North Sea with a 3-dimensional numerical model (in German). Reports Centre of Marine Climate Research, 23: 1 – 116


Pohlmann, T., 1996.  Calculating the annual cycle of the vertical eddy viscosity in the North Sea with a three-dimensional baroclinic shelf sea circulation model. Cont. Shelf Res., Vol. 16, No. 2: 147 - 161


Schrum C. (1994): Numerische Simulation thermodynamischer Prozesse in der Deutschen Bucht. Berichte aus dem Zentrum für Meeres- und Klimaforschung, Reihe (B), Nr.15. 175 S.


Schrum, C. (1997): Auswirkungen interannualer Klimavariabilität auf Nordsee und Ostsee, Annalen der Meteorologie 34, 169-170.


Schrum, C. (1997): Thermohaline stratification and instabilities at tidal mixing fronts. Results of an eddy resolving model for the German Bight. Cont. Shelf Res., 17(6), 689-716.


Schrum, C., P. König, K. Michaelsen, U. Niemeier, T.Pohlmann (1997): Meteorological and Oceanographic Situation in the German Bight from 23 to 29 April 1991. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 156, 263-273 .


Schrum, C. (1997): A coupled ice-ocean model for the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Sensitivity of North Sea, Baltic Sea and Black Sea to anthropogenic and climatic changes. Nato ASI Ser., Kluwer Academic Publishers. Emin Özsoy and Alkexander Mikaelyan (Ed.), 311-325.


Schrum, C. (1999): Sensitivity of atmosphere-ocean heat exchange in the Baltic Sea. Publicationes Instituti Geographici Universitatis Tartuensis 84, 7-10, 154-160.


Schrum, C., Janssen, F., Hübner, U. (1999): Modelling the interannual variability of hydro- and thermodynamics in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. ICES CM 1999/O:05, 11p.


Schrum, C, Backhaus, J. O. (1999): Sensitivity of atmosphere-ocean heat exchange and heat content in North Sea and Baltic Sea. A comparitive assessment. Tellus 51A. 526-549.


Schrum, C. ,Huebner, U., Janssen, F. (2000): Recent Climate Modelling in North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Part A: Model description and validation. Berichte des Zentrums für Meeres- und Klimaforschung, Reihe B, 37, 59 S.


Schrum, C., Huebner, U., Podzun, R., Jacob, D. (2001): A coupled atmosphere/ice/ocean model for the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Berichte des Zentrum für Meeres- und Klimaforschung der Universität Hamburg, 41, 68 p.


Schrum, C. (2001): Regionalization of climate change for the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Climate Research 18, 31-37.


Schrum, C., F. Siegismund, M. St. John (2001): Decadal Variations in the stratification and circulation patterns of the North Sea. Are the 90¹s unusual? ICES Symposium of Hydrobiological Variability in the ICES area 1990-1999. Accepted by ICES publication Series.


Schrum C., Hübner, U., Jacob, D., Podzun, R. (2002) :A coupled atmosphere/ice/ocean model for the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Submitted to Climate Dynamics


Stronach, J. A.,  Backhaus, J. O. and Murty, T. S., 1993. An update on the numerical simulation of oceanographic processes in the waters between Vancouver Island and the Mainland: the GF8 model. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Annu. Rev., 31: 1-87