Start Date/Time: Friday, June 19, 2009, 11:00 AM
Location: OHSU WEest Campus, Paul Clayton Building, Room #401
CMOP Seminar Series
Speaker: Yi Chao, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology & Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, UCLA
If you are interested in attending this seminar by video, please contact Jim Mohan at
Abstract: This talk will describe the development and implementation of a coastal ocean forecasting system being developed off the U.S. west coast. Using the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), we have developed several multi-scale nested model configurations with increasing spatial resolutions over the region of interests. An advanced and computationally efficient data assimilation scheme has been developed based on the three-dimensional variational (3DVAR) algorithm that can assimilate both in situ and satellite observations. Assimilation of high-frequency (HF) radar surface current measurements is also developed. We have been testing and improving the ROMS-based forecasting system in the Monterey Bay, California, during several field experiments with intensive measurements by gliders and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). A 1-km ROMS model configuration over the southern California coastal ocean has been implemented for real-time operations providing nowcast and forecast fields every six hours to research and application users (
You can learn more about the CMOP Seminar Series at http://www.stccmop.org/seminars . The CMOP seminar/lecture series aims to inform and educate the participants, give specific direction for future CMOP research, and bring together researchers and others in the community in order to develop professional relationships.