Technical Support and Improvement of FVCOM for NOAA Modeling Activities

Robert Beardsley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Abstract

The objectives of this project are 1) hold an FVCOM workshop at NOAA to update NOAA
modelers on FVCOM and to address NOAA questions; 2) host NOAA modelers for technical
consultation at UMASSD as needed, 3) hold conference calls with NOAA modelers as needed,
and 4) support NOAA in applying FVCOM multi-domain nesting techniques. Advanced new
techniques are being developed for the US Northeast Coastal Ocean Forecast System
(NECOFS). FVCOM teams will provide updated examples of techniques used for NECOFS to
support the NOAA modeling activities.