Regional Variability and Predictability in the Upper Ocean
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
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Our long-term objectives are to understand the dynamics of upper ocean physical processes and air-sea exchange and to see that understanding integrated into operational Navy strategies. Of particular interest is understanding the variability of the upper ocean on vertical scales from tens of centimeters to hundreds of meters, and on horizontal scales of meters to tens of kilometers, and the role that spatial-temporal variability in the atmospheric forcing plays in setting those scales. Our objective for this project is to improve our understanding of variability in the upper ocean encountered by battle groups and to determine if local observations will lead to improved predictions that can be used to the advantage of the Navy.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography