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Development of acoupled atmosphere-wave-ocean model and data assimilation system for application in European seas

Objective



The purpose of this project is:

1. Integrate ongoing efforts in a number of European institutions to produce a new joint state-of-the-art European Coupled Atmospheric-Wave-Ocean Model (ECAWOM). This is to be used as a common tool for studying improved physics and numerics and for a wide variety of applications in European seas.

2. Coordinate ongoing efforts in the use of satellite data to derive wind and wave fields and use this data together with conventional data effectively in models.

Part 1 of the project is motivated by the fact that a better assessment and understanding of the exchanges of momentum and energy taking place under varying environmental conditions at the air-sea-interfaces, especially during storms are of utmost importance for weather prediction, climate studies as well as storm surges, coastal protection and other studies involving hydrodynamic modelling.

Part 2 is motivated by the fact that in the near future there will be available extensive data on sea surface properties obtained from satellites, such as the first European Observing Satellite ERS- 1.

The central goal of the project is to effectively use these data in the best possible coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean model, in conjunction with the best possible data assimilated system, that European laboratories can jointly produce.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (13)

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
100,Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
Dansk Hydraulisk Institut
Denmark
Address
5,Agern Allé
2970 Hørsholm
ENTE PUBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
Spain
Address
81,Antonio Lopez 81
28026 Madrid
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Finland
Address
3A,lyypekinkuja 3A
00931 Helsinki
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
France
Address
Centre De Brest
29290 Plouzane
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER MANAGEMENT
Netherlands
Address
Kortenaerkade 1
2500 EX Den Haag ('S-gravenhage)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Bidston Observatory
L43 7RA Birkenhead
ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
10,Wilhelminalaan 10
3730 AE De Bilt
Stichting Waterloopkundig Laboratorium
Netherlands
Address

8300 AD Emmeloord
Universitetet i Bergen
Norway
Address
70,Allégaten
5007 Bergen
Università degli Studi di Padova
Italy
Address
Via F. Marzolo 8
35131 Padova
Électricité de France (EDF)
France
Address
6 Quai Watier
78401 Chatou