Predicting marine currents in the Strait of Messina

Mauro Federico, Francesco Costanzo


We present a new computational tool for predicting the behaviour of marine currents through the Strait of Messina. Presently, their evaluation is based on the "tavole di corrente" (currents tables) edited by the Hydrographic Institute of the Italian Navy.  These tables are published every year and contain, for each day and at a fixed location, the maximum, minimum and zero values of the marine currents at the time in which they are expected. In the present work we describe a new software that corrects the inconsistencies present in the Navy publication and predicts the status of the currents at any time, regardless of a particular date.

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