Accession Number : ADA289014

Title :   Data Assimilation and Model Evaluation Experiments - North Atlantic Basin; Preliminary Experiment Plan.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI STENNIS SPACE CENTER CENTER FOR OCEAN AND ATMOSPHERIC MODELING

Personal Author(s) : Willems, Robert C.

PDF Url : ADA289014

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A preliminary experiment plan is presented for Data Assimilation and Model Evaluation Experiments -- North Atlantic Basin (DAMEE-NAB). The plan describes the approach to implement a comparative environment in which to assess numerical ocean model nowcast/forecast capabilities and data assimilation methods and techniques. Goals are stated which provide direction for the long term, the next five years, and specifically for the next two years. A design of the experiment is outlined in terms of domain, data requirements, and measures of performance. The plan will be refined over the next year and will be allowed to evolve as the experiment proceeds. A brief description by participants of models and data assimilation methods are included.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *OCEAN MODELS, *OCEAN BASINS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, FORECASTING, HIGH RESOLUTION, MODEL TESTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CLIMATOLOGY, ASSIMILATION, NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, DEEP OCEANS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE