Accession Number : ADA488228


Title :   Forecasting and Reanalysis in the Monterey Bay/California Current Region for the Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network-II Experiment


Descriptive Note : Preprint


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Haley, Jr., P. J. ; Lermusiaux, P. F. ; Robinson, A. R. ; Leslie, W. G. ; Logoutov, O. ; Cossarini, G. ; Liang, X. S. ; Moreno, P. ; Ramp, S. R. ; Doyle, J. D. ; Bellingham, J. ; Chavez, F. ; Johnston, S.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA488228


Report Date : 26 MAR 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : During the August-September 2003 Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network-II experiment, the Harvard Ocean Prediction System (HOPS) and Error Subspace Statistical Estimation (ESSE) system were utilized in real-time to forecast physical fields and uncertainties, assimilate various ocean measurements (CTD, AUVs, gliders and SST data), provide suggestions for adaptive sampling, and guide dynamical investigations. The qualitative evaluations of the forecasts showed that many of the surface ocean features were predicted, but that their detailed positions and shapes were less accurate. The root-mean-square errors of the real-time forecasts showed that the forecasts had skill out to 2 days. Mean one day forecast temperature RMS error was 0.26 C less then persistence RMS error. Mean two day forecast temperature RMS error was 0.13 C less then persistence RMS error. Mean one or two day salinity RMS error was 0.036PSU less than persistence RMS error. The real-time skill in the surface was found to be greater than the skill at depth. Pattern Correlation Coefficient comparisons showed, on average, greater skill than the RMS errors. For simulations lasting 10 or more days, uncertainties in the boundaries could lead to errors in the Monterey Bay region.


Descriptors :   *NETWORKS , *OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING , *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , *FORECASTING , *OCEAN CURRENTS , OCEANOGRAPHY , UPWELLING , PREDICTIONS , SKILLS , DATA ACQUISITION , UNDERWATER VEHICLES , UNCERTAINTY


Subject Categories : PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE