Evaluation of Wind field Predictions by Atmospheric Models over the Marmara Sea
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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Data collected from meteorological stations in the Turkish Straits System TSS around the Marmara Sea are used to assess the performance of atmospheric models in predicting the winds. The Coupled OceanAtmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System COAMPS is applied using different spatial resolutions ranging between 1 km and 27 km to investigate the effect of model spatial grid resolution on the accuracy of the computed wind field. The influence of ocean dynamics on atmospheric winds also is investigated by comparing wind field predictions from a fully coupled COAMPS with those from an uncoupled stand-alone atmospheric COAMPS. Following an examination of the wind products, the importance of using high resolution wind forcing for ocean circulation predictions is evaluated.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics