|dc.contributor.author||Baumgartner, Mark F.||
|dc.contributor.author||Anderson, Steven P.||
|dc.description.abstract||This 5 CDROM set contains in-situ and numerical weather prediction model
data collected during the Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Experiment.
These data were analyzed in a manuscript entitled "Evaluation of NCEP
regional numerical weather prediction model surface fields over the
Middle Atlantic Bight" which can be found in Postscript format on CDROM
1 in the "paper" directory. Three NWP models (the early Eta, meso Eta
and RUC-1) were evaluated using in-situ meteorological observations and
air-sea flux estimates from the central CMO buoy and six NDBC buoys.
Based on these evaluations, gridded air-sea flux fields for use in the
CMO experiment were generated from the meso Eta model surface fields.
Both the original and adjusted meso Eta model surface fields can be
found in this CDROM set.
CDROM 1 contains all of the in-situ measurements as well as the model
data extracted at each of the moored buoys. CDROM 1 also contains the
AVHRR 14 km SST analysis from NCEP, the GCIP incoming surface shortwave
product, plots of the 0, 3, 6 and 9 hour adjusted meso Eta forecasts for
both the meteorology and air-sea fluxes and two QuickTime animations of
the adjusted meso Eta model fields.
CDROMs 2 and 3 contain the meso Eta model surface data acquired from
NCEP archives and reformatted from GRIB to NetCDF.
CDROMs 4 and 5 contain the CMO air-sea flux fields derived from the meso
Eta surface fields. The source code of the program used to generate the
CMO flux fields is in the "code" directory on CDROM 1.||en_US||
|dc.description.sponsorship||The CMO moored array was conceived and designed by co-principal
investigators S. Anderson, J. Edson, S. Lentz and A. Plueddemann.
Successful field operations were due to the efforts of W. Ostrom, R.
Trask, B. Way, the WHOI Upper Ocean Processes Group and the fine crew of
the R/V Oceanus under the direction of Captain P. Howland. J. Edson
provided sonic anemometer data and R. Pinker provided the GCIP radiation
fields. The staff of the NDBC are to be commended for their data
collection, quality control and distribution efforts. The CMO moored
array experiment was supported by the Office of Naval Research under
|dc.publisher||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution||en_US||
|dc.subject||Numerical weather forecasting||en_US||
|dc.subject||Coastal Mixing and Optics (CMO) Experiment||
|dc.title||Coastal mixing and optics moored array experiment||en_US||