NPS ASAPkickoff by 3B4Z110


									NPS Institutional Contributions
• Aircraft Overflights (RAMP, paduan,
   – Plume Mapping (SST, color, visual)
   – Surface Heat Fluxes
• Expanded HF Radar Network (PADUAN, ramp)
   – Extend North of Ano Nuevo (Cal. Prop. 40, CIMT)
   – Assimilate Surface Velocities Into Models
• ARIES and REMUS Vehicles (HEALEY, ramp)
   – Virtual Mooring
   – Broadband high-speed communications
• Real-Time Moorings (RAMP, healey)
   – Northern Border “Anchor Point”
   – 802.11b Surface Buoy
• POINT SUR ship surveys (ROSENFELD)
   – Perimeter observations, model initialization
   – NOT in NPS budget
        NPS Top Three Tasks
                     The Scientific
• Dynamics of 3-D upwelling centers
   – Why to they form where they do?
   – Need individual terms in the equations of motion
• Eddy/Undercurrent/Upwelling Center Interactions
   – What happens to the CUC when the MBE moves onshore?
   – Can we predict offshore vs. southward movement of the
     cold, upwelled water?
• Advection vs. Mixing
   – How much cold water “spreading” is due to advection from
     the center vs. mixing beneath an atmospheric jet?
   – 3-D volume/heat balance: How much cold water is actually
     available to spread around?
       NPS Top Three Tasks
                     The Practical
• Achieve real-time observation and prediction of the
  coastal ocean circulation. Use Monterey Bay as a
  natural laboratory to learn how to do this elsewhere.

• Stated ASAP proposal goal: What is the minimum
  necessary and sufficient suite of observations
  required to keep the numerical assimilation and
  prediction schemes on track?

• How to develop a sustainable system?
   – Economical, Efficient, Useful
       NPS Top Three Tasks
                    The Enablers
• Flow of data from instruments to the laboratory via
  AUVs, buoys, cables, and aircraft
   – More “turnkey” acoustic and wireless telemetry
   – Automated QC/servers
   – Painless data availability to all
• Optimize use of limited assets through adaptive
  sampling and numerical prediction
   – Can/should we adapt the flight plans?
   – Can/should we adapt the ADCP sampling rates?
• Produce predictions/products that are useful to the
  general public (essential for sustainability)
Flights: Extend Track to the North

    SST                Chl - a
AUGUST 20, 2003     AUGUST 20, 2003
From Qing Wang:
For August 15th

Wind Spd & Dir

Wind u, v comp
From Qing Wang:
For August 15th

  Heat Flux

Momentum Flux
Sample HF Radar Products

  Hourly Observed          Hourly Mapped
Sample HF Radar Products

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  25-Hour Mean             “Drifter” Movie


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