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Title: SOFT project: a new forecasting system based on satellite data
Authors: Pascual, Ananda ; Orfila, Alejandro ; Álvarez, Alberto; Hernández-García, Emilio ; Gomis, Damià ; Barth, Alexander; Tintoré, Joaquín
Keywords: Forecasting
Satellite data
Empirical orthogonal functions
Numerical models
Genetic algorithms
Neural networks
Mediterranean Sea
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2002
Publisher: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Citation: Proceedings SPIE 454: 11-23 (2002)
Series/Report no.: Remote sensing of the ocean and sea ice 2001
Abstract: The aim of the SOFT project is to develop a new ocean forecasting system by using a combination of satellite data, evolutionary programming and numerical ocean models. To achieve this objective two steps are proposed: (1) to obtain an accurate ocean forecasting system using genetic algorithms based on satellite data; and (2) to integrate the above new system into existing deterministic numerical models. Evolutionary programming will be employed to build “intelligent” systems that, learning from the past ocean variability (provided by satellite data) and considering the present ocean state, will be able to infer near future ocean conditions. Validation of the forecast skill will be carried out by comparing the forecasts fields with satellite and in situ observations. Validation with satellite observations will provide the expected errors in the forecasting system. Validation with in situ data will indicate the capabilities of the satellite based forecast information to improve the performance of the numerical ocean models. This later validation will be accomplished considering in situ measurements in a specific oceanographic area at two different periods of time. The first set of observations will be employed to feed the hybrid systems while the second set will be used to validate the hybrid and traditional numerical model results.
Description: En: Conference Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2001, 20-09-2001, Toulouse, France. Eds. Charles R. Bostater, Jr., Rosalia Santoleri.-- 13 pages, 12 figures, 1 table.-- Published Online: 7 April 2003.-- Pre-print archive: http://wwwimedea.uib.es/oceanography/projects/soft/
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.452764
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/18707
DOI: 10.1117/12.452764
ISBN: 0-8194-4269-0
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