Modeling the Response of Monterey Bay to Observed and Model Winds and Tidal Forcing
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The long-term goals of our project are to improve comprehensive high-resolution numerical models of the coastal ocean circulation for regions with complex bottom topography, coastlines, and multi-scale physical phenomena using enhanced gridding technology, nested open boundary conditions, and ultimately, data assimilation of new observational data types such as surface currents from the Coastal Applications Radar CODAR. The goals include model validations against observed data. This program seeks to apply new technologies to Navy coastal ocean modeling activities. It includes numerical simulations of the responses of the Monterey Bay MOB circulation to tidal and wind forcing using the MOB curvilinear, nearly-orthogonal, multi-block grid coastal ocean model developed at the NPS. It also includes the model validation against observed data in Monterey Bay.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software