Accession Number:

ADA539141

Title:

Establishing a NOAA Operational Data Center for Surface Currents Derived from Satellite Altimeters and Scatterometers; Pilot Study for the Tropical Pacific Including the Hawaiian Islands and US Territorial Islands

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This project, which now has a working name OSCAR Ocean Surface Currents Analysis Realtime, develops a processing system and data center to provide operational ocean surface velocity fields from satellite altimeter and vector wind data. The regional focus is the tropical Pacific, where the value of this data is demonstrated for a variety of uses, specifically fisheries management and recruitment, monitoring debris drift, larvae drift, oil spills, fronts and eddies, as well as large scale climate diagnostics and prediction. The end product will be to leave in place a turnkey system running at NOAANESDIS, with an established user clientele and easy internet data access.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE