A Wind-Wave-Current Data Assimilation Scheme for the 3D-Real Time Mesoscale Analysis” is a 3-year project that aims to advance the science and technology of data assimilation of surface wind, significant wave height, and surface ocean currents. The operational RTMA system, which was implemented in 2006, has been a cornerstone analysis model used for the official “analysis of records” by the National Weather Service to calibrate and validate its numerical prediction models. The RTMA will be replaced by the 3D-RTMA, which will feature deep changes in its numerical architecture, higher resolution, and a wider set of analysis products. UConn has been selected to lead the development of its marine component to effectively exploit marine observations and the integration of waves and current models that capture key processes at the air-sea interface.
Published: November 15, 2022