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NSF-ALPHA Sea Experiment 2017

Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard – August 2017

P.F.J. Lermusiaux, P.J. Haley,
S. Jana, C. Mirabito,
C. Kulkarni, A. Dutt, A. Gupta, W. Ali
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Ocean Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Real-time modeling

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The NSF-ALPHA 2017 Real-Time Pilot Sea Experiment occurs in the Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard coastal region during August 11-18, 2017.

The specific objectives of the real-time pilot experiment are to: (i) forecast the regional high-resolution ocean fields and their probability, using our ESSE methodology; (ii) utilize these fields and our Lagrangian methods to forecast Lagrangian Coherent Structures and Coherent Sets; (iii) forecast the probability and quantify the uncertainty of such Lagrangian quantities using stochastic differential equations, and (iv) provide quantitative guidance on ocean dynamics, optimal drifter deployments and optimal adaptive sampling. We thank all of the NSF-ALPHA team members for their inputs and collaboration.

This research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.


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