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Operational Oceanography in the 21st Century


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Preface.- 1. Ocean forecasting in the 21st century - from the early days to tomorrow's challenges.- 2. Satellites and operational oceanography.- 3. In-situ ocean observing systems.- 4. Ocean data quality control.- 5. Observing system design and assessment.- 6. Air-sea fluxes of heat, freshwater and momentum.- 7. Coastal tide gauge observations: dynamic processes present in the Fremantle record.- 8. Surface waves.- 9. Tides and internal waves on the continental shelf.- 10. Eddying vs. laminar ocean circulation models and their applications.- 11. Isopycnic and hybrid ocean modeling in the context of GODAE.- 12. Marine biogeochemical modelling and data assimilation.- 13. Introduction to ocean data assimilation.- 14. Adjoint data assimilation methods.- 15 Ensemble-based data assimilation methods.- 16. Overview of global operational oceanography systems.- 17. Overview of regional and coastal systems.- 18. System design for operational ocean forecasting.- 19. Integrating coastal models and observations for studies of ocean dynamics, observing systems and forecasting.- 20. Seasonal and decadal prediction.- 21. Dynamical evaluation of ocean models using the Gulf Stream as an example.- 22. Ocean forecasting systems - product evaluation and skill.- 23. Performance of ocean forecasting systems - intercomparison projects.- 24. Defence applications of operational oceanography.- 25. Applications for metocean forecast data - maritime transport, safety and pollution.- 26. Resources, technologies, research and policies.- 27. Application of ocean observations and analysis: the CETO wave energy project.- 28. International marine environmental law (Oil Pollution).- Index.

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