Accession Number:

ADA522145

Title:

Incorporating Optics into a Coupled Physical-Biological Forecasting System in the Monterey Bay

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

MAINE UNIV AT ORONO SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Modeling and predicting ocean optical properties for coastal waters requires linking optical properties with the physical, chemical, and biological processes in the upper ocean. Our long-term goal is to incorporate optical processes into coupled physical-biological models for coastal waters, develop and improve integrated ocean forecasting systems, including prediction of ocean optical properties. 1 To improve performance of the coupled physical-biological model, which is based on the Regional Ocean Model System ROMS, for the Monterey Bay 2 To incorporate optical variables into a one-dimensional 1D physical-biological as well as the improved coupled 3D physical-biological model for the Monterey Bay 3 To use these variable to drive a radiative transfer model HydroLightEcoLight that will simulate and predict the subsurface light field as well as the oceans color 4 To conduct ROMS-biological-optical model simulations for the Monterey Bay with focus on two intensive field experiments, ANOS II August 2003 and Monterey Bay 2006 August 2006, and use the bio-optical measurements to constrain and improve the models.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE