Welcome to the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group (OOMG) in the Department of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences of North Carolina State University. Our group’s research interests include:
Coastal circulation dynamics
Marine physical-biogeochemical interactions
Numerical modeling and data assimilation
Coastal ocean observing systems
We use in situ and remotely sensed observations, numerical models, and data analysis/assimilation to examine ocean circulation and to understand its interactions with meteorological, biological, geological, and chemical processes.
We welcome interested students and researchers to visit and consider joining OOMG.
The Coupled Northwest Atlantic Prediction System (CNAPS) is a three-dimensional marine environment nowcast and forecast model developed by the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group. This fully coupled ocean circulation, wave, and atmosphere modeling system predicts conditions over a wide area of the coastal northwest Atlantic Ocean on a daily basis. The model domain covers from the eastern edge of Nova Scotia to…
The South Atlantic Bight – Gulf of Mexico (SABGOM) model is a three-dimensional marine environment nowcast and forecast model developed by the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group. This system provides predictions of ocean circulation, wave, and atmosphere conditions over the South Atlantic Bight and Gulf of Mexico on a daily basis. The model domain covers the U.S. east coast from New Jersey…
Weekly forecasts of blooms of the harmful alga Alexandrium fundyense in the Gulf of Maine are made each spring and summer using a coupled physical – biological model. The coupled system consists of a state-of-the-art, free-surface primitive equation Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) tailored for the Gulf of Maine using a multinested configuration and a population dynamics model for A. fundyense. The…
OOMG hosts a series of informal, virtual seminars among physical oceanographers at North Carolina universities including scientists from NCSU, UNC, UNCW and Duke University.