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SOFT project: a new forecasting system based on satellite data
Author(s): Ananda Pascual; A. Orfila; Alberto Alvarez; E. Hernandez; D. Gomis; Alexander Barth; Joaquim Tintore
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Paper Abstract

The aim of the SOFT project is to develop a new ocean forecasting system by using a combination of satellite dat, evolutionary programming and numerical ocean models. To achieve this objective two steps are proved: (1) to obtain an accurate ocean forecasting system using genetic algorithms based on satellite data; and (2) to integrate the above new system into existing deterministic numerical models. Evolutionary programming will be employed to build 'intelligent' systems that, learning form the past ocean variability and considering the present ocean state, will be able to infer near future ocean conditions. Validation of the forecast skill will be carried out by comparing the forecasts fields with satellite and in situ observations. Validation with satellite observations will provide the expected errors in the forecasting system. Validation with in situ data will indicate the capabilities of the satellite based forecast information to improve the performance of the numerical ocean models. This later validation will be accomplished considering in situ measurements in a specific oceanographic area at two different periods of time. The first set of observations will be employed to feed the hybrid systems while the second set will be used to validate the hybrid and traditional numerical model results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2002
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4544, Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2001, (14 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452764
Show Author Affiliations
Ananda Pascual, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avancats (Spain)
A. Orfila, Insitut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avancats (Spain)
Alberto Alvarez, NATO Saclant Undersea Research Ctr. (Italy)
E. Hernandez, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avancats (Spain)
D. Gomis, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avancats (Spain)
Alexander Barth, Univ. de Liege (Italy)
Joaquim Tintore, Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avancats (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4544:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2001
Charles R. Bostater Jr.; Rosalia Santoleri, Editor(s)

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