Accession Number : ADA542473


Title :   A Community Terrain-Following Ocean Modeling System (ROMS/TOMS)


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ INST OF MARINE AND COASTAL SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Arango, Hernan G.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA542473


Report Date : 30 SEP 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : The long-term technical goal is to design, develop and test the next generation, primitive equation ocean model for high-resolution scientific (ROMS: Regional Ocean Modeling System) and operational (TOMS: Terrain-following Ocean Modeling System) applications. This project will improve the ocean modeling capabilities of the U.S. Navy for relocatable, coastal, coupled atmosphere-ocean forecasting applications. It will also benefit the ocean modeling community at large by providing the current state-of-the-art knowledge in physics, numerical schemes, and computational technology. The main objective is to produce a tested expert ocean-modeling framework for scientific and operational applications over a wide range of spatial (coastal to basin) and temporal (days to seasons) scales. The primary focus is to implement the most robust set of options and algorithms for relocatable coastal forecasting systems nested within basin-scale operational models for the Navy. The system includes some of the analysis and prediction tools that are available in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), such as: 4-dimensional variational data assimilation (4D-Var), ensemble prediction, adaptive sampling, and circulation stability and sensitivity analysis.


Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING , *OCEAN MODELS , OBSERVATION , SENSITIVITY , HIGH RESOLUTION , NOWCASTING , CIRCULATION , REYNOLDS NUMBER , WORKSHOPS , FOUR DIMENSIONAL , TERRAIN FOLLOWING , STABILITY , ALGORITHMS , NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS


Subject Categories : METEOROLOGY
      PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE