Teleconference notes, 3 May 2017

Inner Shefl DRI Monthly Meeting 2017-05-03

attendees: Chris Chickadel, Melissa Moulton, Joe Calantoni, Ed Braithwaite, Ata Suanda, Luc Lenain, Andy Moore, Amy Waterhouse, David Honegger, Manu Di Lorenzo, Tony de Paolo, Art Miller, Chris Edwards, Jack Barth, Jen MacKinnon, John Colosi, Will Crawford, Jim Moum, Johannes Becherer, André Palóczy, Nirnimesh Kumar, Will Crawford, Reggie Beach

Ship IOP ops overview/discussion
Modeling update from GA Tech.
Asset position reporting (MTS)
Ship IOP ops
– 4 vessels (Sally Ride, Sproul, Oceanus) + small vessels
OSU small boat timing plans: 8-18 Sept, 9-16 Oct
– surveys in space for fluxes, onshore propagation of internal SW
only 4-5 days with all vessels (12-16 Sept)
maximize number of sampling vessels for the phenomenon in question (multiple synoptic gradients)
coordinating aircraft and drifter deployments
synoptic surveys near mooring arrays 10-70m depth
use model to analyze actual survey patterns
large scale survey in evenings (boundary conditions for modeling, microstructure)
Oct, only 2 vessels
– Ship Plan expected in about 1 month
– headland areas
– recognize south, landbased radar coverage
– drifter integration?

– ongoing forward modeling, from 3km down to 22m North grid almost completed (all available except for 22m grid coupled to wave model on the scrips modeling blog, check there)
– Discussing experimental forecast for the fall field work, question to the group: how useful given computational expense?
Generally seen as very useful, 66m N, 200m grid would be adequate for ops planning
200 m L3 grid would be very useful for use on the UNOLS vessels, cross-shelf density gradient
How accurate? Will verify 2009 runs with data to assess, Ata has some collected data for validation
– Inverse modeling for flow field stability analysis
– Diagnosing adjoint sensitivity analysis