Tides and Waves for the National Weather Service River Forecast System

Four main goals will be addressed over a four-year period (May 2004 - May 2008) with an emphasis on real-time forecasting: 1) To develop a computational model that incorporates the entire East Coast of the United States, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, while zeroing in on the St. Johns River (Northeast Florida) area. 2) To employ output from a wind-driven short wave model with a long wave finite element model and produce a uni-directional coupling of the two models. 3) To fully couple the short wave model with the long wave finite element model. 4) To apply the lessons learned from Goals 1-3 in developing a computational model for the Pascagoula River (Southeastern Mississippi).

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