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
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