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Evaluation of the AMSEAS Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean Regional Forecast System: A SURA Super-regional Modeling Testbed Activity

Wiggert, J., Harding, J. M., Bub, F., Fitzpatrick, P. J., & Woodard, K. (2012). Evaluation of the AMSEAS Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean Regional Forecast System: A SURA Super-regional Modeling Testbed Activity. Abstract 12727 presented at 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT: American Geophysical Union.

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Wiggert, J. D., Univ. Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, USA, jerry.wiggert@usm.edu Harding, J. M., Northern Gulf Institute, Stennis Space Center, USA, Bub, F. L., Naval Oceanographic Office, Stennis Space Center, , Fitzpatrick, P. J., Mississippi State University, Stennis Space Center, USA, Woodard, K. C., Univ. Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, USA, EVALUATION OF THE AMSEAS GULF OF MEXICO/CARIBBEAN REGIONAL FORECAST SYSTEM: A SURA SUPER-REGIONAL MODELING TESTBED ACTIVITY The U.S. IOOS Program Office sponsored a one-year science and engineering activity, led by the Southeast Universities Research Association (SURA), entitled: ‘A Super-Regional Testbed to Improve Models of Environmental Processes on the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Coasts’. The long-term goal of this activity is to create a multi-disciplinary, community-modeling testbed that will foster and facilitate improved operational coastal ocean prediction. This presentation will focus on the operational forecast evaluation of the Naval Oceanographic Office’s American Seas (AMSEAS) regional forecast system that encompasses the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean region. AMSEAS, placed into operation on 25 May 2010, provided one of the real-time ocean forecast products utilized by NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration during the Deep Water Horizon (DWH) oil spill. Here, we will present quantitative evaluation of AMSEAS’ forcing fields (COAMPS winds), during two seasonal periods, and its 3-hourly hydrodynamic forecasts from June 2010 onward. The validation data represent a comprehensive acquisition of time series from moorings, instrumented oil platforms and extensive glider and profile measurements obtained during the DWH response time frame. Poster presentation Session #:030 Date: 2/23/2012 Time: 14:00 - 16:00 Location: Poster/Exhibit Hall Presentation is given by student: No PosterID: B1348