Accession Number : ADA590316


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=ADA590316


Report Date : 30 Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 13


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. Currently, both modeling systems are identical and extensively used by the research and operational communities around the world. Our aim is to produce an open-source, terrain-following, ocean community model for regional nowcasting and forecasting that includes advanced data assimilation, ensemble prediction, and analysis tools for adaptive sampling and circulation dynamics/stability/sensitivity, which is highly relevant to ONR objectives. This project will improve the ocean modeling capabilities of the U.S. Navy for relocatable, coastal, coupled atmosphere-ocean forecasting applications.


Descriptors :   *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , *FORECASTING , *OCEAN MODELS , *TERRAIN FOLLOWING , ALGORITHMS , OCEAN CURRENTS , PREDICTIONS , SAMPLING


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Air Navigation and Guidance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE