Real-time Environmental Information Network and Analysis System (REINAS)
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY
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LONG-TERM GOALS The long term goals of the NPS portion of this project, which is joint with UCSC, are to develop a mesoscale coastal analysis system for use in diagnosing and predicting coastal circulations in a topographically complex coastal region and to provide guidance to UCSC for the development of data collection, data management, and visualization tools for mesoscale meteorological problems. OBJECTIVES The specific scientific objectives of this project are to develop a coastal mesoscale data assimilation system using multiquadric interpolation and the Navys NORAPS and NCARPenn State MM5 model, diagnose the sensitivity of the diurnally varying winds in the Monterey Bay to synoptic-scale influences using the data assimilation system and other REINAS tools, and to assess the role of the complex coastal topography in modifying the Monterey Bay sea breeze.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography