The Prediction of Wind-Driven Coastal Circulation
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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This National Oceanographic Partnership Program project combines modeling, data assimilation and an observational program off Oregon built around deployment of the existing OSU Coastal Radar System. A high-resolution, three-dimensional coastal ocean circulation model is being applied to an Oregon coastal region centered on Newport for direct simulations, data assimilation and process studies. The ocean model is being forced initially by observed winds and heat flux and the results compared with observations. Ultimately, the ocean model will be driven by surface fluxes from a high-resolution coastal atmospheric model, forced by an operational large-scale weather prediction model. Inverse methods, or data assimilation techniques, that combine data and models in a scientifically rigorous fashion are being developed.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography