Validation of the Global Relocatable Tide/Surge Model PCTides
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The Naval Research Laboratory NRL has developed a global, relocatable, tidesurge forecast system called PCTides. This system was designed in response to a U.S. Navy requirement to rapidly produce tidal predictions anywhere in the world. The system is composed of a two-dimensional barotropic ocean model driven by tidal forcing only or in conjunction with surface wind and pressure forcing. PCTides is unique in its ability to forecast tidal parameters for a user-specified latitudelongitude domain easily and quickly, and is especially useful in areas where observations are nonexistent. PCTides provides short-term daily to weekly predictions of water-level elevation and depth-averaged ocean currents. The system has been tested in numerous regions aid validated against observations collected in conjunction with several navy exercises.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods