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AGU Ocean Science meeting 2012

Event date(s): Monday 20th February 2012  –  Friday 24th February 2012

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

The jointly organised meeting now invites oral and poster submissions. Please visit the AGU conference website for further information.

Special Session 006: Advances in Coastal Ocean Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction is being convened by the COSS-TT co-chair Villy Kourafalou and Pierre DeMey:

Extract from AGU webspages:

006: Advances in Coastal Ocean Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction Organizers: Villy Kourafalou, University of Miami/RSMAS, vkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu; Pierre De Mey, LEGOS - Laboratoire d’’Etudes en GÈophysique et OcÈanographie Spatiales, demey-redir@neyak.org; Ruoying He, North Carolina State University, rhe@ncsu.edu; Alex Kurapov, Oregon State University, kurapov@coas.oregonstate.edu

Downscaling and extending predictability in coastal and shelf seas are two of the objectives of the GODAE OceanView (GOV) initiative through its Coastal Ocean and Shelf Seas Task Team (COSSTT). Broad participation and international coordination of interdisciplinary coastal and shelf models nested in data assimilative large scale models is a COSSTT priority. This session will provide a forum for multi-scale hydrodynamic modeling and observational studies that aim toward scientific validation, prediction and operational applications of numerical models in coastal and shelf seas, leading to new understanding of multiscale nonlinear ocean processes. Applications of nested models, such as the influence of physical processes on ecosystem dynamics and interdisciplinary coastal predictions are also welcome. The session will promote the discussion of methodologies that lead to reliable coastal forecasts (such as data assimilation, error analysis, influence of nesting, resolution and forcing), Observing System Simulation Experiments and the impact of sustainable, integrated modeling and observational networks that connect local, regional and global scales. Applications on lessons learned from prediction and/or hindcasts during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 2011 tsunami in Japan are particularly welcome. (2, 6, 13, 14)

More details can be found on the AGU session 06 webpage.