Accession Number : ADA296594

Title :   Predicting and Explaining the Movement of Mesoscale Oceanographic Features Using Clips,

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV STENNIS SPACE CENTER CENTER FOR AIR SEA TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Bridges, Susan ; Chen, Liang-Chun ; Lybanon, Matthew

PDF Url : ADA296594

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The Naval Research Laboratory has developed an oceanographic expert system that describes the evolution of mesoscale features in the Gulf Stream region of the northwest Atlantic Ocean. These features include the Gulf Stream current and the warm and cold core eddies associated with the Gulf Stream. An explanation capability was added to the eddy prediction component of the expert system in order to allow the system to justify the reasoning process it uses to make predictions. The eddy prediction and explanation components of the system have recently been redesigned and translated from OPS83 to C and CLIPS and the new system is called WATE (Where Are Those Eddies). The new design has improved the system's readability, understandability and maintainability and will also allow the system to be incorporated into the Semi-Automated Mesoscale Analysis System which will eventually be embedded into the Navy's Tactical Environmental Support System, Third Generation, TESS(3). (AN)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *EXPERT SYSTEMS, *GULF STREAM, DATA BASES, REPRINTS, LOW TEMPERATURE, PREDICTIONS, REASONING, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, RULE BASED SYSTEMS, EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, MAINTAINABILITY, NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, FIELDS(COMPUTER PROGRAMS).

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE