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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Posted at the request of Villy Kourafalou.

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the session 6 organizers, I would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the TOS/ASLO/AGU 2012 Ocean Sciences meeting, 20-24 February, 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A..

https://www.sgmeet.com/osm2012/default.asp

Session 6 is titled "Advances in Coastal Ocean Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction" (see abstract below) and is linked to four topic categories:

#2 Physical Oceanography and Limnology
#6 Nearshore and Coastal Regions
#13 Observatories, Observational Oceanography, new Technology
#14 Oil spill, Gulf of Mexico

The submission deadline is 7 October 2011

Best,
Villy K.

Abstract:

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.

Organizers:

Villy Kourafalou, University of Miami/RSMAS, vkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu
Pierre De Mey, LEGOS - Laboratoire d'Etudesen Geophysique et Oceanographie Spatiales, demey-redir@neyak.org
Ruoying He, North Carolina State University, rhe@ncsu.edu
Alex Kurapov, Oregon State University, kurapov@coas.oregonstate.edu


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