Accession Number : ADA327571

Title :   Assimilating Tomography Data into an Ocean Model.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Howe, Bruce M. ; Mercer, James A.

PDF Url : ADA327571

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The objective of this research is to examine how assimilated acoustic tomography data constrains an open ocean quasi-geostrophic circulation model and improves model output. The primary scientific objective is to understand how line-integral measurements, such as tomographic measurements, improve the forecast skill of an ocean circulation model. In addition, we will quantify the improvement in the tomography array's spatial resolution and produce valuable qg-consistent ocean statistics for the Acoustic Mid-ocean Dynamics Experiment (AMODE) region.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN CURRENTS, *OCEAN MODELS, *ACOUSTIC DATA, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, DATA MANAGEMENT, ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, TOMOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE