In recent years, our understanding of the global ocean circulation has increased dramatically. Progress in the area of global and mesoscale numerical ocean modeling has been particularly rapid [Evans et al., 1987]. For example, presently available models, taken together with both traditional and novel new sources of ocean data, are being used for the first time to make predictions of the evolution of currents in the deep ocean [Robinson et al., 1986]. On the basis of this experience, an operational ocean forecasting capability is a practical possibility within the next decade [Mooers et al., 1986].
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)