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Coastal Ocean Forecasting: science foundation and user benefits
Kourafalou, V.; De Mey, P.; Staneva, J.; Ayoub, N.; Barth, A.; Chao, Y.; Cirano, M.; Fiechter, J.; Herzfeld, M.; Kurapov, A.; Moore, A.; Oddo, P.; Pullen, J.; van der Westhuysen, A.; Weisberg, R. (2015). Coastal Ocean Forecasting: science foundation and user benefits. J. Oper. Oceangr. 8(Supplement 1): S147-S167.
In: Journal of Operational Oceanography. Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMAREST): London. ISSN 1755-876X, more
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  • Kourafalou, V.
  • De Mey, P.
  • Staneva, J.
  • Ayoub, N.
  • Barth, A., more
  • Chao, Y.
  • Cirano, M.
  • Fiechter, J.
  • Herzfeld, M.
  • Kurapov, A.
  • Moore, A.
  • Oddo, P.
  • Pullen, J.
  • van der Westhuysen, A.
  • Weisberg, R.

    The advancement of Coastal Ocean Forecasting Systems (COFS) requires the support of continuous scientific progress addressing: (a) the primary mechanisms driving coastal circulation; (b) methods to achieve fully integrated coastal systems (observations and models), that are dynamically embedded in larger scale systems; and (c) methods to adequately represent air-sea and biophysical interactions. Issues of downscaling, data assimilation, atmosphere-wave-ocean couplings and ecosystem dynamics in the coastal ocean are discussed. These science topics are fundamental for successful COFS, which are connected to evolving downstream applications, dictated by the socioeconomic needs of rapidly increasing coastal populations.

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