Special Issue "Ocean Forecasting Systems and Recent Model Developments"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ivica Janekovic
Guest Editor
The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway, 6009 Perth, Australia
Interests: The focus of my research is to improve my understanding of the main ocean processes in continental shelf ocean regions and their adjacent seas by means of empirical, theoretical and numerical knowledge and their mutual, dynamically consistent combination. In this way, the obtained knowledge is more accurate and complete than when individual components are used alone. My interest covers but is not limited to: (1) development and implementation of different types of regional ocean modelling systems, including improvements through data assimilation techniques; (2) real-time applications and operational coastal ocean forecasting systems using atmosphere–ocean–wave 2-way coupled models, their predictability and uncertainty; (3) work on optimisation on HPC supercomputer facilities; (4) downscaling dynamics using nesting—high-resolution approach for ocean simulations with a focus on advanced numerical techniques combined with data assimilation; (5) interactions and collaborations with biochemical modelling groups for advancing interdisciplinary research.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Numerical ocean models have proved to be useful, modern tools, used daily to analyse, predict and advance our knowledge of ocean dynamics. Novel techniques of solving model equations on high-resolution unstructured grids, or multiple nesting inside finite difference models, make them extremely useful not only in the open ocean but in coastal regions as well. Coupled together with atmosphere and ocean wave models or using rapid advances in control theory and data assimilation, they allow an even better picture of the ocean than ever before. In that sense, present ocean models are considered mature, and their usage is demonstrated to be valuable not only for re-analysis but also for forecasting the future of the ocean in near real-time. Our everyday economic, safety and social life strongly depends on such an approach.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to publish the most exciting research with respect to the above subjects, providing a rapid review and publishing, aiming to disseminate knowledge freely.

High-quality papers and novel techniques are encouraged for publication.

Dr. Ivica Janekovic
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Operational ocean modelling
  • Real-time ocean forecast
  • Ocean coupling, novel techniques in ocean modelling
  • Development of regional ocean systems
  • Case studies using near real-time ocean systems
  • Ocean forecast, warnings or applications based on the modelling systems
  • Nesting or high-resolution ocean modelling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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