Application of an Integrated Monitoring and Modeling System to Narragansett Bay and Adjacent Waters Incorporating Internet-Based-Technology
DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The specific objectives of the initiative are 1. To develop and implement an operational three-dimensional hydrodynamic and pollutant transport model, with data assimilation, for Narragansett Bay and adjacent Rhode Island coastal waters. The application will demonstrate the ability of the models to provide hindcasts, nowcasts, and forecasts and maximize the timely and effective use of GODAE data products. The model will use GODAE data products for forcing on the open boundary and hence extend this data to coastal and estuarine waters. 2. To coordinate the collection, dissemination and archiving of observed sea surface elevation, water quality, meteorological, and current and water transport data from a network of monitoring stations in Narragansett Bay and adjoining waters including global ocean data products generated through the GODAE initiative and other sources. This objective will be accomplished through the development of a platform independent internet based data and model product data distribution system that will allow industry, researchers, government, and public to conveniently access all relevant data from the local monitoring system, GODAE and all model simulation results. 3. To assess the market for the GODAE, high resolution coastal model, and observational data products and services for Narragansett Bay and to determine the most efficient and cost effective mechanisms to distribute the data to the clients and user community. 4. To transfer the technology and software for the system to private industry as a basis to develop a commercial market for a globally re-locatable, fully operational monitoring, modeling and data distribution system. The technology transfer is intended to establish a commercial basis so that data products generated by GODAE and similar initiatives can be marketed on a global basis.
- Water Pollution and Control