SOFT Wave forecasting report - v.1.0

Cipollini, Paolo; Challenor, Peter. 2003 SOFT Wave forecasting report - v.1.0. Southampton, UK, Southampton Oceanography Centre, 9pp.

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This report (SOFT_WP32_rep1.pdf) describes the first version of the wave forecasting code developed within Work Package 3, task 3.2 (implementation of a hybrid SOFT tracking system) of the SOFT Project. The forecasting of westwardpropagating signals (planetary waves or westward-travelling eddies), using the fields of tracked wave from Work Package 3, task 3.1, is one of the two components of the hybrid system which is the overall deliverable of task 3.2. The results presented here are provisional and are likely to be replaced as research proceeds. Related to this report are two other documents: - the progress report on task 3.1 released in January 2003 (SOFT_WP31_report.pdf), which presents the rationale to the study and gives ample details on the scheme adopted for the fitting of elementary waves (according to a Gaussian wave shape model) to altimeter data (see also the paper by Cipollini, 2003); - the handbook SOFT_WP31_handbook.pdf describing the suite of MATLAB programs developed within Work Package 3, task 3.1 of the SOFT Project, for the tracking of large-scale, westward propagating features (planetary waves or westward-travelling eddies) in altimeter data and the removal of the identified features from the datasets. The suite has been applied to TOPEX/POSEIDON data over the Azores region (one of the SOFT study regions) and the output results have been used for the forecast’

Item Type: Publication - Report
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This Project Report has been produced within the framework of the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development EU Project SOFT (Satellite-based Ocean ForecasTing) - contract number EVK3-CT-2000-00028
Additional Keywords: Satellite-based Ocean forecasTing, SOFT, propagating features, planetary waves, eddies, altimetry, TOPEX/POSEIDON
Date made live: 20 Feb 2004 +0 (UTC)

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