Data Assimilation and Optimal Observing Systems Design Experiments in Massachusetts Waters: Moored and Drifter Measurements

In this project, researchers are making moored and drifter measurements to produce a tested state-of-the-art integrated ocean model system for environmental management and optimal observing system design applications in the Massachusetts coastal regions. The project is expected to increase our understanding of regional warming trends in New England coastal waters and our predictive capability with regard to marine ecosystems.