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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:27 pm 
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Dear Colleagues,

You are encouraged to contribute to a session on NUMERICAL MODELING AND PREDICTION ON CIRCULATION, ECOSYSTEM AND COASTAL ENVIROMENT (OS07) at the Western Pacific Geophysical meeting in Beijing, China, 24-27 July, 2006.

The meeting webpage is http://www.agu.org/meetings/wp06/ and the abstract deadline is 16 March 2006.

Best Regards
Ruoying He
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OS07: Numerical Modeling and Prediction on Circulation, Ecosystem and Coastal Environment

There are many intricate ocean circulation processes and phenomena in the Northwest Pacific and its marginal and coastal seas, such as the Kuroshio meandering, the South China Sea circulation, the Changjiang River Diluted Water, the Tsushima warm Current , the Taiwan warm Current and so on. In the meantime, many acute coastal environmental problems are also concentrated in this region, particularly at large river mouths because of the pressure from human activities: urban, industrial, agricultural discharges, installations and construction, mining of living or mineral resources. The complexity of these oceanic processes requires a numerical modeling approach, in which the phenomena of strong gradients of water's physical and bio-chemical properties, abundance of suspended matter, biological production must be taken into account. Recent developments in physical and coupled bio-geochemical models
have now provided powerful tools for understanding and predicting the regional circulation, the fate of nutrients and contaminants, and the ecosystem variability. In addition, advancements in data assimilation techniques are now playing important roles in facilitating the realisms of numerical simulations. Any results of modeling the ocean circulation and ecosystem, mechanism analyses, forecasting techniques and process reconstruction are welcomed in this section. Issues that could be discussed include: 1) interdisciplinary regional ocean model analysis and prediction; 2) Ocean data assimilation methods and their application; 3) Validation and evaluation of prediction schemes and their uncertainties; 4) The development of efficient and effective integrated systems, including the sea ice modeling and forecasting. This session is intended to facilitate the interchange of ideas and experiences across the growing interdisciplinary regional ocean modeling community.

Conveners:
Fangli Qiao, First Institute of Oceanography, CHN, qiaofl@fio.org.cn
Tal Ezer, Princeton University, USA, ezer@splash.princeton.edu
Fei Chai, University of Maine, USA, fchai@maine.au
Ruoying He, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA, rhe@whoi.edu
Joji Ishizaka, Nagasaki University, JPN, ishizaka@net.nagasaki-u.ac.jp


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