Improving ocean state initialization in coupled tropical cyclone forecast models

George R. Halliwell, Lynn K. Shay, Eric W. Uhlhorn, S. Daniel Jacob, Ole Martin Smedstad

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Abstract

We are addressing the difficulties involved in accurately initializing an ocean model for studies of the ocean response to TCs and for coupled TC simulations and predictions, emphasizing the paramount importance of ocean observations in this endeavor. Adequate observational coverage for both temperature and salinity is necessary for assimilation into an ocean model to reproduce the state of the ocean with sufficient accuracy to provide initial and boundary conditions for performing TC simulations and predictions. Observations are also critically important for evaluating the accuracy of the initial conditions and the subsequent performance of the ocean model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 24 2006Apr 26 2006

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Other27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period4/24/064/26/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change

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Halliwell, G. R., Shay, L. K., Uhlhorn, E. W., Jacob, S. D., & Smedstad, O. M. (2006). Improving ocean state initialization in coupled tropical cyclone forecast models. Paper presented at 27th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Monterey, CA, United States.