Robinson, A. R.. Harvard University, robinson@pacific.harvard.edu
, T. R.. , loops_all.mit.edu

 
A LITTORAL OCEAN OBSERVING AND PREDICTING SYSTEM (LOOPS) FOR A NATIONAL LITTORAL LABORATORY
 
LOOPS is a project for the development of the scientific and technical conceptual basis of an interdisciplinary national littoral laboratory system. The overall goal is to develop the concept of a generic, versatile and portable LOOPS, applicable to multidisciplinary, multiscale generic coastal processes. Intended LOOPS applications include scientific research, coastal zone management and rapid environmental assessment for naval and civilian emergency operations. The LOOPS advanced systems concept consists of: A modular, scalable structure for linking, with feedbacks, models, observational networks and data assimilation and adaptive sampling algorithms; and an efficient and robust, integrated and distributed, system software architecture and infrastructure. Research includes: i) development of the system concept; ii) Observational System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs), for the quantitative design of sampling strategies; and iii) Sea Trials, to demonstrate the concepts of system integration and real time implementation; one was carried out in Massachusetts Bay in fall 1998 with a scientific focus on patchiness. SS12 Oral
 
Day: Friday, Feb. 5
Time: 02:00 - 02:15pm
Location: Eldorado Hotel
 
Code: SS12FR0200E