Accession Number:

ADA609806

Title:

Baroclinic Data Assimilation in Korea/Tsushima Strait

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of the project is to develop, implement and verify an efficient 4D variational data assimilation algorithm into baroclinic primitive equation model. The algorithm is to be applied for the dynamically and observationally consistent reconstruction of the circulation in KoreaTsushima Strait based on the synthesis of various types of observations in the region. The core of these observations comprises the data collected during the Dynamical Linkages of Asian Marginal Seas LINKS program. The project will enhance physical understanding of the circulation in the KoreaTsushima Strait, a very important part of the East Asian Marginal Seas region. We expect that the proposed data assimilation approach will find wide applications in the analysis of the dynamics of various straits and passages in the World Ocean.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE