Below are current modeling projects to better understand circulation, waves, and winds in Cook Inlet.
|Cook Inlet Operational Forecast System (CIOFS)||Rich Patchen and Lyon Lanerolle, NOAA||Model Cook Inlet circulation||Water levels and 3D currents, temp and salinity|
|ROMS 3D Data Assimilation (3DVAR)||Yi Chao, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)||Model 3D circulation with tides; assimilate in situ and remotely sensed data to enable nowcast and forecast||3D temperature, salinity and current; 2D sea level|
|PWS-WRF Model||Peter Olsson, UAA AEFF||Forecast the state of the atmosphere (hourly to 48 hours)||The 3-D state of a host of atmospheric, meteorological and surface variables|
|GNOME/CATS||Glen Watabayashi, NOAA/ORR/ERD||Oil spill response modeling||Oil Movement|
|NOAA Wave Watch 3 model with nested Alaska grid||Eddie Zingone, NOAA-NWS||Wave height guidance for marine forecasters||Significant wave heights, wind waves. It also produces period and direction for wind waves as well as primary and secondary swells|
|Delf3D||Tom Ravens and UAA grad students, UAA||Distrib.of water level and velocity, impact of hydrokinetic devices on flow and sediment transport
||Water level, depth- averaged velocity, sediment tranport, impact of hydrokinetic devices|
|Time dependent discrete spectral wave model WAM-CY4.5.1C and CY4.5.2
||Bob Jensen, USACE||Estimate time and spatial evolution of directional wave spectra.
||2D (frequency/direction) wave spectra where frequency spectra and integral properties of the sea-state (height, period, and direction) are derived|
|ADCIRC Model for Port of Anchorage, Expansion & Deepening||Ray Chapman, USACE||Investigate the development and evolution of gyres before/during Port expansion, and the influence on navigation operations and dredging requirements.||Water surface elevations and hydrodynamic fields throughout Cook Inlet , Knik and Turnagan Arms.|
|Princeton Ocean Model with Wetting & Drying, POM-WAD,
||Tal Ezer (Old Dominion) and Lie-Yauw Oey (Princeton)||Study 3D dynamics and inundation processes; simulate movements of belugas for analysis of mudflats topography||Hourly water level, temperature, salinity, 3D velocity field, flooded/exposed area (location of moving shore line)|