Great Lakes Observing & Forecasting Systems
High-resolution atmospheric, wave, ice and circulation modelguidance system for the Great Lakes region
Overview and Objectives
The Great Lakes region currently has no model guidance capacity regarding the combined wind and wave-induced coastal surge events including meteotsunamis/seiches. In addition, inclusion of ice processes in the model guidance is required to predict rapidly changing events including ice break-up (lead formation) and ice jams. This across-NOAA collaborative work under NOAA’s Coastal Storm Program develops a combined circulation, ice, and wave model on an unstructured grid that will be forced by a high-resolution atmospheric model. The objective of this project is to conduct and evaluate high-resolution winter simulations for the Great Lakes using atmospheric, ice and hydrodynamic models. The use of high-resolution atmospheric simulations provides a detailed description of offshore meteorology, which is missing in the interpolated meteorology that is used at GLERL, as well as the relatively low-resolution atmospheric reanalysis datasets (e.g., the North American Atmospheric Reanalysis and the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis).
Anderson, E.J., A.J. Bechle, C.H. Wu, D. J. Schwab, G. E. Mann, K.A. Lombardy: Reconstruction of a meteotsunami in Lake Erie on 27 May 2012: Roles of atmospheric conditions on hydrodynamic response in enclosed basins. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 11/2015; 120(12). DOI:10.1002/2015JC010883.
Manome, A. and J. Wang, Simulating hydrodynamics and ice cover in Lake Erie using an unstructured grid model, in preparation.
Miaohua Mao, André. J. van der Westhuysen, Meng Xia, David J. Schwab, Arun Chawla: Modeling wind waves from deep to shallow waters in Lake Michigan using unstructured SWAN. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 05/2016; DOI:10.1002/2015JC011340.
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Manome, A., Simulating hydrodynamics and ice cover in Lake Erie using an unstructured grid model, 8th International Workshop on Modeling Ocean, Bologna, Italy, June 6-10, 2016 (Oral presentation).
Manome, A. and J. Wang, Simulating hydrodynamics and ice cover in Lake Erie using an unstructured grid model, American Geophysical Union, Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 21-26, 2016.
Manome, A, Great Lakes ice-hydrodynamic simulations with FVCOM, NOAA FVCOM Workshop, Silver Spring, MD, September 3-4, 2015.