Accession Number : ADA542764
Title : Characterization and Modeling of the Philippine Archipelago Dynamics Using the ROMS 4DVAR Data Assimilation System
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 ; Curchitser, Enrique ; Levin, Julia C
Report Date : 30 Sep 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : The long-term goal of this project is to improve our capability to predict the inherent spatial and temporal variability near the Philippine Straits, and thus contribute to the development of reliable prediction systems. The primary focus is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the remote and local factors that control the meso- and submesoscale features in and around the Philippine Archipelago Straits. The main objectives are: to explore the effects on the Philippine Straits of remote forcing from the equatorial waveguides, throughflows, and adjacent seas mesoscale dynamics; to estimate the effects of local winds in generating meso- and submesoscale variability; to quantify the role of barotropic tidal forcing in promoting side wall eddies and internal tides; to study the role of abrupt changes in bathymetry in generating submesoscale variability; and to investigate the impact of variational data assimilation on the simulation and predictability of the meso- and submesoscale circulation features.
Descriptors : *STRAITS , *PHILIPPINES , *ARCHIPELAGOES , DYNAMICS , WIND , EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS) , WAVEGUIDES , BATHYMETRY , RELIABILITY , WALLS , SIDES , ASSIMILATION , INTERNAL WAVES , TIDES , PREDICTIONS , OCEAN CURRENTS , SIMULATION , EQUATORIAL REGIONS
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE