Coastal Ocean Forecasting: system integration and evaluation

Type Article
Date 2015
Language English
Author(s) Kourafalou V. H.1, de Mey P.2, Le Henaff M.1, Charria GuillaumeORCID3, Edwards C. A.4, He R.5, Herzfeld M.6, Pascual A.7, Stanev E. V.8, Tintore J.7, 9, Usui N.10, Van Der Westhuysen A. J.11, Wilkin J.12, Zhu X.13
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Miami, Rosenstiel Sch Marine & Atmospher Sci, Miami, FL 33149 USA.
2 : LEGOS, Toulouse, France.
3 : IFREMER DYNECO, Plouzane, France.
4 : Univ Calif Santa Cruz, Dept Ocean Sci, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA.
5 : N Carolina State Univ, Dept Marine Earth & Atmospher Sci, Raleigh, NC 27695 USA.
6 : CSIRO, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
7 : IMEDEA CSIC UIB, Mallorca, Spain.
8 : Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Inst Coastal Res, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany.
9 : ICTS SOCIB, Palma De Mallorca, Spain.
10 : Meteorol Res Inst, Oceanog & Geochem Res Dept, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan.
11 : NOAA NWS NCEP Environm Modeling Ctr, IMSG, College Pk, MD USA.
12 : Rutgers State Univ, Inst Marine & Coastal Sci, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 USA.
13 : Natl Marine Environm Forecasting Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China.
Source Journal Of Operational Oceanography (1755-876X) (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 2015 , Vol. 8 , P. S127-S146
DOI 10.1080/1755876X.2015.1022336
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Abstract Recent advances in Coastal Ocean Forecasting Systems (COFS) are discussed. Emphasis is given in the integration of the observational and modeling components, each developed in the context of monitoring and forecasting in the coastal seas. These integrated systems must be linked to larger scale systems toward seamless data sets, nowcasts and forecasts (from the global ocean, through the continental shelf and to the nearshore regions). Emerging capabilities include: methods to optimize coastal/regional observational networks; and probabilistic approaches to address both science and applications related to COFS. International collaboration is essential to exchange best practices, achieve common frameworks and establish standards.
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Kourafalou V. H., de Mey P., Le Henaff M., Charria Guillaume, Edwards C. A., He R., Herzfeld M., Pascual A., Stanev E. V., Tintore J., Usui N., Van Der Westhuysen A. J., Wilkin J., Zhu X. (2015). Coastal Ocean Forecasting: system integration and evaluation. Journal Of Operational Oceanography, 8, S127-S146. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :