The coastal ocean as seen by the
Monterey Bay NOPP/ICON project
Jeff Paduan, Ph.D.
Naval Postgraduate School
Wednesday, October 25, 2000
3:00 p.m.—Pacific Forum
SST map of Monterey Bay, collected
from a single aircraft flight,
showing a fully developed upwelling signature of cool water across
the mouth of the bay and warm water in the northeast corner.
The Innovative Coastal-Ocean Observing Network (ICON) was a partnership
of many regional scientists designed to exploit a combination of
observations and models of the upwelling circulation around Monterey Bay.
In the two years of the project, a good deal of new data was collected and
a good start at circulation modeling and data assimilation was made.
This talk will focus on what we learned, both socialogically and
scientifically. It will also highlight new measurements collected during
MUSE (Aug 2000) as a bridge between ICON and ongoing programs.
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