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Coastal Ocean Prediction

Coastal Ocean Prediction

Christopher N. K. Mooers (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66552-7

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

524 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 56.

Coastal Ocean Prediction
is being published during a period when operational coastal ocean prediction systems are emerging in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. Some of these systems are linked to activities of the Global Ocean Observing System, sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environmental Program, and the International Council of Scientific Unions. The Global Ocean Observing System is itself an emergent program of model-based operational (i.e., continual and governmentally sanctioned) monitoring with coastal ocean, as well as fully global, components.

Christopher N. K. Mooers  vii

1 Introduction to Coastal Ocean Prediction
Christopher N. K. Mooers  1

2 Coastal Meteorology
James Overland and Carl Friehe  7

3 An Overview of Coastal Ocean Models
Richard J. Greatbatch and George L. Melior  31

4 Predictions of Circulation and Mixing in Doubtful Sound, Arising from Variations in Runoff and Discharge from the Manapouri Power Station
Malcolm J. Bowman, David E. Dietrich, and Philip Mladenov  59

5 Forecastinga nd Simulating Coastal Ocean Processesa nd Variabilities with the Harvard Ocean Prediction System
Allan R. Robinson  77

6 CoastalO cean-AtmosphereC oupling
Lian Xie, Leonard J. Pietrafesa, and Sethu Raman  101

7 The Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System (COAMPS)
Richard M. Hodur and James D. Doyle  125

8 The Great Lakes Forecasting System
David J. Schwab and Keith W. Bedford  157

9 Temperature Simulation in the NW European Shelf Seas
Alan J. Elliott and Zhihong Li  175

10 Towards a Coastal Ocean Prediction System for the Danish Domestic Waters
Julie D. Pietrzak and Karsten Bolding  195

11 A Shallow Water Analysis and Forecast System
C. W. Horton M. A. Clifford  223

12 Tidal Height and Current Prediction
Bruce B. Parker, Alan M. Davies, and Jiuxing Xing  277

13 Determination of Tidal Boundary Forcing Using Tide Station Data
Ping Chen and George L. Melior  329

14 Tsunami Prediction in U.S. Coastal Regions
H. O. Mofield, F. I. Gonzalez, and J. C. Newman   353

15 Coastal Sea Level Prediction for Climate Change
David T. Pugh and George A. Maul  377

16 Prediction in Ice-Covered Shallow Seas
Ruth H. Preller  405

17 Near Shore Wave-Current Interaction Processes, Their Effects Upon Wind Driven Currents and Pollutant Transports
Alan M. Davies and Pablo D. Glorioso  443

18 A NOAA Perspective on a Coastal Ocean Forecast System
Frank Aikman III and Desiraju B. Rao  467

19 Operational Systems, Products, and Applications Today and Tomorrow: The Navy Perspective
R. Michael Clancy  501

20 Norwegian Perspective
Johannes Guddal  513