A Unified Air-Sea Interface for Fully Coupled Atmospheric-Wave-Ocean Models for Improving Intensity Prediction of Tropical Cyclones
Lead PI: Dr. Shuyi Chen, University of Miami, RSMAS, & Dr. Isaac Ginis, University of Rhode Island
Start Year: 2009 | Duration: 3 years
Partner: Naval Research Laboratory, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, National Center for Atmospheric Research, & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The goals of this PI team are to understand the physical processes that control the air-sea interaction and their impacts on rapid intensity changes in tropical cyclones (TCs) and to develop a physically based and computationally efficient coupling at the air-sea interface for use in a multi-model system that can transition to the next generation of research and operational coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean-land models.
Annual PI Reports:
The co-Lead PIs submitted separate reports, and all are listed below.
Dr. Shuyi Chen
Dr. Isaac Ginis