Accession Number:

ADA456527

Title:

Validation Test Report for the 1/16 Degree East Asian Seas Navy Coastal Ocean Model Nowcast/Forecast System

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum Report

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

2006-09-27

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

The East Asian Seas EAS model is a regional application of the Navy Coastal Ocean Model NCOM in the Western Pacific WESTPAC. The EAS model domain includes the South China Sea, the East China Sea, and the JapanEast Sea. This model was developed by the Naval Research Laboratory NRL as part of a forecast system to predict ocean currents, temperature, salinity, and elevation for the WESTPAC region. This forecast system addresses the Navy requirements for Littoral Salinity Prediction METOC 9902, Numerical Modeling METOC 9801, High Resolution Surface and Subsurface Currents METOC 9308, and Air-Sea Drift Prediction METOC 9115. The EAS model is scheduled for transition into operations at the Naval Oceanographic Office in 2006. This validation test report will describe the EAS forecast system and discuss the evaluation of this system performed by NRL including comparison to observations as well as other Navy operational forecast systems in the WESTPAC region. Other detailed descriptions of the EAS forecast system are available from the EAS Software Design Description SSD, Software Requirements Specification SRS, Software Test Description STD, and Users Manual UM.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE