Accession Number:

ADA621882

Title:

Validation Test Report for the BioCast Optical Forecast Model Version 1.0

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV

Report Date:

2015-04-09

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The Bio-Optical Forecasting BioCast System is a model that provides the U.S. Navy with short-term forecasts of the oceans optical environment. These forecasts are used to support a broad spectrum of naval operations. BioCast ingests satellite surface optical properties and 3D ocean model velocity forecasts and calculates a three-dimensional optical property pseudo-tracer transport. BioCast verification statistics generated via forecast comparison to next-day satellite images show superior performance over 24-hour persistence of composite satellite data. Future updates include integration of 3D optical property as initial state and complex bottom sediment models for nephloid layer.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE