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Deep Sea Mining Sea Experiment 2018 (PLUMEX)

Southern California Bight – February 23 - March 5, 2018

P.F.J. Lermusiaux, P.J. Haley, S. Jana,
C. Kulkarni, J. Coulin, C. Mirabito,
A. Gupta, W.H. Ali, A. Dutt
T. Peacock, C.M. Royo,
A. Rzeznik, R. Supekar

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Center for Ocean Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The PLUMEX 2018 Deep-Sea-Mining Real-Time Sea Experiment occurs in the Southern California Bight region from February 23 to March 5, 2018.

Our MIT-MSEAS group specific objectives for PLUMEX are to: (i) forecast the regional multi-resolution ocean fields and their probability, using our MIT-MSEAS PE modeling system and ESSE methodology; (ii) utilize these fields and our Lagrangian methods to forecast plume flow maps, Lagrangian transports, and coherent sets, and their associated uncertainties; and (iii) provide quantitative guidance on ocean dynamics, optimal sediment plume deployments, and optimal adaptive sampling. We thank all of the PLUMEX team members for their inputs and collaboration.

This research is sponsored by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative.

Real-time MSEAS Forecasting


Acknowledgements: We thank Matthew Alford from Scripps for his close collaboration in this project, and his group and Scripps personnel for providing CTD, ADCP, and plume data from R/V Sally Ride. We thank our partners from Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR) and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for their collaboration. We wish to thank Matthew Pyle, Eric Rogers, Geoff DiMego, and Arun Chawla of NCEP for help and support for atmospheric forcing data, NOAA for supplying buoy data, NASA JPL for supplying SST data, and the Coastal Observing Research and Development Center (CORDC) and Scripps for supplying HF Radar data.

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