The ultimate goal of modeling studies is to predict the variability of the ecosystem through coupled interdisciplinary models with near-real time data assimilation. This will be accomplished by utilising highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art interdisciplinary models involving both physical and biochemical components, supported by specific data assimilation methods. The modeling studies to be carried out within the framework of this project are put into three categories:
|TASK I.1. Coupled OGCM-BGCM
Studies with Data Assimilation
This task is regarded as a first stage of the realistic near-real time ocean prediction studies, and involves development and implementation of the data assimilation methodologies to improve forecasting skills by combining dynamical models with available observations.
|TASK I.2. Process
The following process-oriented modeling studies are considered of primary importance within the framework of this project.
|TASK I.3. Near
Real-Time Nowcast/Forecast Modeling
Key scientists: Prof. Temel Oguz, Prof. Gennady Korotaev