Development of a Monterey Bay Forecasting System Using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)
CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA JET PROPULSION LAB
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The long-term goal of Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network II AOSN-II is to build an adaptive coupled observationmodeling system. The system will use oceanographic models to assimilate data from a variety of platforms and sensors into synoptic views of oceanographic fields and fluxes. The system will adapt deployment of mobile assets to improve performance. Such a system will be useful for highly mobile and opportunistic deployments as well as for fixed efforts that need to be sustained over long periods. Modeling is fundamental in these observatory efforts for the following reasons 1 the ocean will always be undersampled there is a need to synthesize the available field data and extrapolate it to a full 4-D real-time view, 2 we cannot go back in time to make additional measurements in an attempt to understand a set of observations modeling can be used for retrospective studies, and 3 there is often a need to forecast into the future, for reasons of natural security or spills of hazardous material for example, and models have this forecasting capability.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography