Miller, A. J., E. Di Lorenzo, D. J. Neilson, B. D. Cornuelle and
J. R. Moisan, 2000:
Modeling CalCOFI Observations during El Nino:
Fitting physics and
California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries
Investigations Reports, 41, 87-97.
Surveys of temperature, salinity, and velocity from
CalCOFI, altimetric measurements of sea level and drifter observations
of temperature and velocity during the 1997-98 El Nino are now being fit
with an eddy-resolving ocean model of the Southern California Bight
region to obtain dynamically consistent estimates of eddy variability.
Skill evaluations are quantified by the
model-data mismatch (rms error) during the fitting interval and eventually
by forecasting independent data.
Preliminary results of fitting July 1997 physical fields
The physical fields are used to drive a three-dimensional NPZD-type
model to be
fit to sub-surface chlorophyll-a (Chl-a), nitrate and bulk zooplankton
from CalCOFI surveys and surface
Chl-a from SeaWiFS.
Preliminary results of testing the ecosystem model
in one-dimensional and three-dimensional form are discussed.