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COSS-TT workshop

University of Miami 10-12 January 2012


Meeting presentations in order of agenda (updated - 23 January 2012).

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Session 1 - Meeting objectives & background

1.1Welcome & logistics
Villy Kourafalou & Pierre De Mey (COSS-TT co-chairs)U. Miami / LEGOSPDF (0.3 MB)
1.2Overview of GODAE OceanView
Eric Dombrowsky (GODAE OceanView co-chair)Mercator OceanPDF (2.5 MB)
1.3Coastal And Shelf Seas Task Team Overview, and Workshop objectives
Villy Kourafalou & Pierre De Mey (COSS-TT co-chairs)U. Miami / LEGOSPDF (1.4 MB)
1.3bThoughts on the COSS-TT workshop
Pierre De Mey (COSS-TT co-chair) on behalf of Pierre-Yves Le Traon (Patron)LEGOS
PDF (0.5 MB)
1.4Requirements for Global Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Coastal GOOS
Paul DiGiacomo, PICO Co-ChairNOAAPDF (1.2 MB)


Session 2 - Ongoing coastal ocean forecasting activities, part 1

2.1Introduction to the systems review session
Villy Kourafalou & Pierre De Mey (COSS-TT co-chairs)U. Miami / LEGOSPDF
2.2Coastal Near Real-time Modelling Initiatives in Australia
Mike HerzfeldCSIROPDF (24 MB)
2.3Examples of Ongoing Coastal Forecast Activities off US. east coast: From Shelf-wide Circulation Forecast to Harmful Algal Bloom Prediction
Ruoying HeNorth Carolina State UniversityPDF (45 MB)
2.4aRegional and coastal forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico with HYCOM (a)
Pat HoganNaval Research Lab-SSCPDF (5.5 MB)
2.4bRegional and coastal forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico with HYCOM (b)
Villy KourafalouUniversity of MiamiPDF (2 MB)
2.5Coastal prediction at the NOAA National Ocean Service
Rich PatchenNOAA-National Ocean ServicePDF (9 MB)
2.6Real-Time Coastal Ocean Forecasting System (West US coast and Gulf of Mexico/ROMS)
Yi ChaoUniversity of California, Los AngelesPDF (6 MB)
2.7Modeling Kuroshio-Seas Exchange and its Implication in Biogeochemical Transport in China Seas
Jianping GanHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyNot available
2.8Chinese efforts on marine environment forecasting and disaster pre-warning
Liu Qinzheng and Wang DakuiNational Marine Environmental Forecasting CenterNot presented
2.9Modeling and data assimilation in China marginal seas
Jiang ZhuInstitute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of SciencesPDF (8 MB)
Data assimilation Research of the East Asian Marine System (2 presentations)
Naoki HiroseUniversity of Kyushu
PDF (0.5 MB)
PDF (3 MB)
2.11Improved representation of nearshore processes at the southern coast of Japan using a 4DVAR assimilation systemNohirisa UsuiMeteorological Research Institute - Japan Meteorological Agency
PPT (7.5 MB)


Session 2 - Ongoing coastal ocean forecasting activities, part 2

2.12The Mediterranean Forecasting System and coastal forecasting: status and perspectives
Nadia PinardiUniversity of Bologna
ItalyPDF (7 MB)
2.13Adricosm Activities and other starting International projects in the Adriatic SeaPaolo Oddo
ItalyPDF (16 MB)
2.14Overview of operational forecasting and coastal monitoring in IsraelSteve Brenner
Bar Ilan University
IsraelPDF (7 MB)
2.15An overview of the shelf and shelf/slope regional modelling initiatives along the Brazilian coast: the REMO contribution towards operational oceanography and environmental monitoringHugo Oliviera
REMOBrazilPDF (2 MB)
2.16Regional applications of the Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Model (OLAM)Bob Walko and Roni Avissar
University of MiamiUSANot available
2.17Operational Shelf Seas forecasting with SST data assimilation using NEMO-FOAM for the Northwest European ShelfEnda O'Dea
Met Office
2.18The IBI regional ocean forecasting system in the Northeast AtlanticEric Dombrowsky
Mercator Ocean
FrancePDF (10.5 MB)
2.19PREVIMER, a French coastal ocean forecasting systemGuillaume Charria
FrancePDF (5 MB)
2.20Coastal Observing and Forecasting System for the German Bight. Estimates of Hydrophysical StatesEmil Stanev
HZG - Institute for Coastal Research
GermanyPDF (4 MB)
2.21Advanced surface oil spill modelling: MEDSLIK-II model implementation and validationMichela de Dominici
2.22Three-dimensional modeling of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill blow-outClaire Paris and Matthieu Le Hénaff
University of MiamiUSAPDF (3.5 MB)

Session 3 - Methods for assessment and assimilation in coastal ocean forecast systems

3.1Assimilation of high-frequency radar currents in the Ligurian Sea
Alexander Barth
University of Liege
BelgiumPDF (2 MB)
3.2Data assimilation and forecasting in the coastal ocean off Oregon (US West Coast)Alexander Kurapov
Oregon Sate University
3.3Development and Calibration of a Rigorous Fraternal Twin Ocean OSSE System in the Gulf of MexicoGeorge Halliwell
3.4Ensemble Ocean Forecasting in the Gulf of MexicoPat Hogan
3.5Data assimilation in the Bay of Biscay (North-East Atlantic): upstream research and link with operational oceanography - first stepsNadia Ayoub and Pierre De Mey
LEGOSFrancePDF (3.5 MB)
3.6Impact of internal tides on regional ocean model boundary conditionsJim Richman
UKPDF (12.5 MB)
3.7Propagating and Quantifying uncertainties in Ocean Simulations using Polynomial Chaos ExpansionsAshwanth Srinivasan
University of Miami


Session 4 - Data for forcing, assessment and assimilation in coastal ocean forecast systems and applications

4.1Global RTOFS model, and its use for regional and near coastal modeling at EMC
Zulema Garraffo
4.2The global ARGO programSilvia Garzoli
4.3Satellite measurements of sea-surface temperaturePeter Minnett
University of Miami
USAPDF (13.5 MB)
4.4The contribution of altimetry to monitoring and forecasting the coastal ocean
Nicolas PicotCNESFrancePDF (7 MB)
4.5PISTACH altimeter data productsClaire Dufau
CLSFrancePDF (6 MB)
4.6Development of coastal altimetry and perspectives for data assimilation in coastal domainMatthieu Le Hénaff
University of Miami


Session 5 - Splinter sessions: Setting a framework to discuss and decide good practices & common strategies

5.0Introduction to Splinter-sessionsVilly Kourafalou and Pierre De MeyUniversity of Miami / LEGOS
5.1Splinter session outcome - group 1Paolo OddoINGVPDF
5.2Splinter session outcome - group 2Yi ChaoUniversity of California at Los AngelesPDF


Session 6 - Workshop outcomes and Future activities

6.1Web site – discussion on points raised by working groupsEnda O'DeaMet OfficePDF (1 MB)
6.2Workshop outcomesVilly Kourafalou and Pierre De MeyUniversity of Miami / LEGOS


#1Estimation of the radioactivity source information associated with the Fukushima accident by combined use of operational ocean forecast systems and field observations
Hitoshi Tamura
#2Implementation of Tides and Cooper & Haines Method in HYCOM-CHM/REMO Regional ApplicationCesar Reinert Bulhoes de MoraisCHM (Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center)- REMOUSAPDF (1.3 MB)
#3Coupled land-ocean model for the coastal fisheries in a Region of Freshwater Influence (ROFI): A case study in Funka BaySatoshi Nakada
Kyoto University
JapanPDF (5 MB)
#4Parameterization of the Dardanelles outflow in the Aegean Sea from the Black Sea water budgetYannis Androulidakis and Villy Kourafalou
University of Miami