Accession Number : ADA310368

Title :   Demonstration of a Real Time Capability to Produce Tidal Heights and Currents for Naval Operational Use: A Cast Study for the West Coast of Africa (Liberia).

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mehra, Avichal ; Anantharaj, Valentine ; Payne, Steve ; Kantha, Lakshmi

PDF Url : ADA310368

Report Date : 24 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This report documents an existing capability to produce operationally relevant products on sea level and currents from a tides/storm surge model for any coastal region around the world within 48 hours from the time of the request. The model is ready for transition to the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) for potential contingency use anywhere around the world. A recent application to naval operations offshore Liberia illustrates this. Mississippi State University, in collaboration with the University of Colorado and NAVOCEANO, successfully deployed the CURReNTSS (Colorado University Rapidly Relocatable Nestable Tides and Storm Surge) model that predicts sea surface height, tidal currents and storm surge, and provided operational products on tidal sea level and currents in the littoral region off south-western coast of Africa. This report summarizes the results of this collaborative effort in an actual contingency use of the relocatable model, summarizes the lessons learned, and provides recommendations for further evaluation and transition of this modeling capability to operational use.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *REAL TIME, *DEMONSTRATIONS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *TIDAL CURRENTS, *CASE STUDIES, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *HEIGHT, *LIBERIA, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COASTAL REGIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, OCEAN SURFACE, MODELS, FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, FORECASTING, STORMS, SURGES, LITTORAL ZONES, OCEAN MODELS, SEA LEVEL, OFFSHORE, WEST AFRICA.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE