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Webinar on regional modeling with MOM6


Alistair Adcroft
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Enrique Curchitser is presenting "Developing Regional Ocean Modeling Capabilities with MOM6 for use in UFS" at the UFS webinar on April 22, 3pm EDT. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4459256733598232588

Developing Regional Ocean Modeling Capabilities With MOM6 for Use in UFS

April 22, 2021 3PM - 4PM ET

Presenter: Dr. Enrique Curchitser, Rutgers University
Co-Author: R. Hallberg (GFDL), A. Adcroft (GFDL/Princeton), K. Hedstrom (UAF)

Nearly 40% of the US population lives in what is considered coastal regions. The economic
services of the coastal regions such as shipping, tourism, fisheries, an industry constitute a
significant portion of the economy. US waters and exclusive economic zones are characterized by their diversity: from sub-tropical islands (e.g., Hawaii), eastern and western boundary currents (west and east coasts of the continental US), sub-Arctic (e.g., Bering Sea) to the Arctic shelf (e.g., Chukchi Sea). At the same time many of the coastal regions are susceptible to extreme weather events. Providing accurate forecasts to these regions is paramount for the safety of the population and for the economic vitality of coastal areas.

In coastal regions, improving the ocean component of the forecast system can lead both to
improved weather forecasts and estimates of impacts such as the ones resulting from storm surge and precipitation events. In this talk we describe the development and implementation of regional ocean modeling capabilities using the NOAA GFDL MOM6 ocean circulation model. We describe a strategy for a robust and holistic coastal and regional modeling capacity that leverages sustained NOAA investments in ocean model development at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. The strategy is designed to provide a lasting and improved capability for fundamental process studies and weather and subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions in coastal systems.

Enrique Curchitser is Professor of Climate and Oceanography at Rutgers University. His research interests are in understanding coastal physical-biological systems and how they are forced by, and contribute to, the climate and weather systems. He has worked in the North Pacific, Atlantic, Indonesian Throughflow, the Bering Sea and Arctic regions. At Rutgers, he leads the Earth System Modeling Laboratory, which focuses on the development and use of high-resolution coupled physical and bio-physical models. Professor Curchitser is the Editor-in-Chief for Progress in Oceanography and the Chair of the inter-governmental North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).

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