Accession Number:

ADA551575

Title:

Real Time Predictions of the Convective Activity in the Labrador Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV PALISADES NY LAMONT-DOHERTY EARTH OBSERVATORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This effort contributes to a better understanding of the deep convective process in the ocean. In particular we are interested to evaluate the skills of a prediction system based on real time data in combination with ocean models to forecast the deep convective activity in a given region from a few weeks up to a few month in advance. 1 Apply and evaluate and improve, in real time, a minimum prediction system to forecast the convective activity several weeks in advance and 2 Assess the relative importance of one-dimensional mixing physics versus lateral effects due to mesoscale eddies or other variable flows.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE