Assessing the Impact of GODAE Boundary Conditions on the Estimate and Prediction of the Monterey Bay and California Central Coast Circulation
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ CA OCEAN SCIENCES DEPT
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Although the coastal circulation of the Monterey Bay and greater California central coast is in part driven by strong local forcing when present, the generally narrow continental shelf and open coastline of this region also leave it exposed to the energetic circulation of the California Current System offshore and more generally to the stratification and transports of the eastern Pacific ocean. The objective of this proposal is to use the Regional Ocean Modeling System ROMS and a recently developed suite of numerical tools the ROMS 4 Dimensional variational data assimilation, ensemble prediction, and generalized stability analysis toolkits to quantitatively explore the influence that open boundary conditions from Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment GODAE products and satellite-derived data have on the observability and predictability of the circulation in this coastal region.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography