Earth-prints repository, logo   DSpace

About DSpace Software
|earth-prints home page | roma library | bologna library | catania library | milano library | napoli library | palermo library
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Authors: Simoncelli, S.*
Pinardi, N.
Oddo, P.*
Mariano, A. J.
Montanari, G.
Rinaldi, A.
Deserti, M.
Title: Coastal Rapid Environmental Assessment in the Northern Adriatic Sea
Title of journal: Dynamics of atmospheres and oceans
Series/Report no.: /52 (2011)
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
Issue Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2011.04.004
Keywords: Operational oceanography
Abstract: A new Coastal Rapid Environmental Assessment (CREA) methodology, based on an operational regional forecasting system and coastal monitoring networks of opportunity, has been developed and successfully applied to the Northern Adriatic Sea. The methodology aims at improving the initial condition estimates by combining operational coarse model fields with coastal observations to improve medium to short range predictability which is required by coastal zone and emergency management. The CREA modeling framework system consists of a high resolution, O(800 m), Adriatic SHELF model (ASHELF) nested into the Adriatic Forecasting System (AFS) at 2.2 km resolution. The CREA observational system is composed of coastal networks sampling the water column temperature and salinity between depths of 5 and 40 m. The initialization technique blends the AFS fields with the available observations using a multi-input, multi-scale optimal interpolation technique and a spin-up period for the high resolution ASHELF model to dynamically adjust initial conditions from the coarser resolution AFS model. The high resolution spin up period has been investigated through a dedicated set of experiments and it was found that a week time is enough to have new energetic features in the model initial condition field estimates to be blended with observations.
Appears in Collections:05.08.02. Hydrogeological risk
Papers Published / Papers in press

Files in This Item:

File SizeFormatVisibility
12.pdf4.48 MBAdobe PDFonly authorized users View/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Share this record




Stumble it!



Valid XHTML 1.0! ICT Support, development & maintenance are provided by CINECA. Powered on DSpace Software. CINECA