FRONT: Front-Resolving Observational Network with Telemetry
RHODE ISLAND UNIV NARRAGANSETT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The goal of this National Ocean Partnership Program is to develop an autonomous network of ocean sensors that telemeter their physical and biological data to shore in real-time with cutting edge communication technologies. With additional remotely sensed data satellite measurements of temperature and color and shore-based high-frequency radar CODAR measurements of surface currents, these data streams will be assimilated into physical and biological models to predict the 4- dimensional properties of a limited coastal region. The accuracy of the assimilated products will be tested with data from a series of high-resolution ship surveys. Additional measurements of turbulence and other small-scale properties will be used to aid the eddy diffusivity parameterizations used in the data assimilation model.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods