Journal article

Development and testing of a coupled ocean-atmosphere mesoscale ensemble prediction system

Teddy R Holt, James A Cummings, Craig H Bishop, James D Doyle, Xiaodong Hong, Sue Chen, Yi Jin

Ocean Dynamics | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2011

Abstract

A coupled ocean--atmosphere mesoscale ensemble prediction system has been developed by the Naval Research Laboratory. This paper describes the components and implementation of the system and presents baseline results from coupled ensemble simulations for two tropical cyclones. The system is designed to take into account major sources of uncertainty in: (1) non-deterministic dynamics, (2) model error, and (3) initial states. The purpose of the system is to provide mesoscale ensemble forecasts for use in probabilistic products, such as reliability and frequency of occurrence, and in risk management applications. The system components include COAMPS(r) (Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Predic..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers