Oceanographic Models as a Tool for Data Integration

The authors focus on using, in the larger context of model application and observational interplay, data integration for model improvement. Context is set by various Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) subsystem conceptual planning documents developed by Ocean.US, as well as the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy report. Various program planning documents within NOAA, such as the NOAA Annual Guidance Memorandum, provide specific data integration guidance. A program with nested data integration activity that is built on activity integration across stakeholders, academia, and NOAA is exemplified by the NOAA Storm Surge Partnership Project. Several regional observing system entities within the IOOS umbrella structure but outside of NOAA are developing data integration activities tailored to their individual needs. Focused on observing system design optimization and model application improvement and expansion are a significant number of research activities. The authors focus on linking existing IOOS construct and goal work to current coastal data integration and modeling activities and discussing limitations and areas for improvement.


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  • Accession Number: 01047306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2007 4:11PM