Accession Number:

ADA238462

Title:

Ocean Prediction Research: Regional Forecasting, Process and Methodology. A Forecast Scheme for the Iceland-Faeroes Front in the GIUK Gap

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Mar 1987-Oct 1989

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA DIV OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This was a project for research on the phenomenology, kinematics and dynamics of the East Iceland Polar front related to its mesoscale variability and for the development of a nowcast and forecast scheme for the frontal variability between Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. To investigate the time and space scales of variability, kinematics of mesoscale meandering, instabilities and eddies, and the feasibility of forecasting and the issues involved in the development of a forecast scheme, a quasi connected synoptic time series of synoptic realizations of the frontal system was acquired. The data set consisted of 29 AXBT maps obtained between April and October 1987.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE