Developing the IOOS for Improved Management and Mitigation of Coastal Inundation

In 2000, the National Ocean Research Leadership Council established Ocean.US to improve operational capabilities by promoting needed research and development; designing and preparing strategic plans for United States' integrated ocean observing system (IOOS) improvement and implementation; and promoting strategic plan coordinated implementation. Improving hurricane, tropical storm, extra-tropical cyclone, nor'easter, and tsunami-induced coastal inundation prediction, management, and mitigation effect capabilities is one of the highest IOOS phased development priorities. High IOOS development priorities, based on user needs of long-term planners, post event re-builders, and real-time responders, include periodically assessing changes in coastal inundation impacts and susceptibility (risk and vulnerability) in a timely, accurate, and high resolution manner; and improving coastal inundation time-space extent forecast maps' accuracy and timeliness. The authors describe the operational modeling capability advancements and data requirements needed to address and achieve these objectives. In order for more effective collaboration to be enabled in operational modeling capabilities by operational and research communities for these goals to be met and for there to be improvement and expansion of support of all three user types' decision making, a key action must be community modeling approaches. Development of experiments, test beds, and ensemble modeling capabilities for improved predictive skills (e.g. Observing System Simulation Experiments) and model validation and coordinated development of modeling and observational capabilities should be included in community modeling activities.


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  • Accession Number: 01047307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2007 1:01PM