Last updated: 9 December 2015
Terms of Reference
The GCOOS-RA establishes a Modeling Task Team charged with providing on a regular basis to the GCOOS Staff, and through them to the Board of Directors, reports on the current state of modeling for the Gulf of Mexico and recommendations as to which model outputs should be served via the GCOOS Products Portal. In addition, the task team should formulate and recommend a plan for GCOOS Modeling.
Members should represent the broad range of model communities, including: physical processes (general circulation, winds, waves, hurricane intensity, storm surge, rip currents, coastal circulation in bays and estuaries, river discharges), chemical/biological (hypoxia, HABs, water quality, nutrient loading), coupled models (oil spill) as examples.
It is expected that this task team will be comprised of not more than twelve members, will have a chair appointed by the GCOOS Board, will have a Board member as liaison, will meet not more than semiannually, and will be supported by the GCOOS Staff.
Task Team Members
|Frank Aikman||Chief Marine Modeling, NOAA-NOS||Physical|
|Cort Cooper||Metocean consultant and Fellow, Chevron||Physical|
|Dale Crocket||Hydrologist, Texas Water Development Board||Coastal Physical|
|Shejun Fan||Shell Projects and Technology||Physical|
|Sergei Frolov||Consultant, WeatherPredict||Physical|
|Rebecca Green||Oceanographer, Office of Environment, BOEM||Biological|
|Ruoying He||Prof, North Carolina State University||Physical|
|Pat Hogan, Chair||Head, Open Ocean Prediction, Navy Research Lab||Physical|
|Dubravko Justic||Prof, LSU||Biological|
|Paul Montagna||Prof, TAMU Corpus Christi||Biological|
|Steve Morey||Research Scientist, Florida State University||Physical|
|Kyeong Park||Prof, University of Southern Alabama/DISL||Coastal Physical|
|George Voulgaris||Prof, University of South Carolina||Coastal Physical|
|Jerry Wiggert||Prof, University of Southern Mississippi||Biological|
|Worth Nowlin||GCOOS-RA Board Liaison||Physical|
|Matthew Howard||TAMU GCOOS-RA Staff||Physical|
Jan van Smirren