Wave-Ice Modeling

Produced by Jonathan Sunderman of the Office of Strategic Communications

The Naval Research Laboratory's Ocean Dynamics and Prediction Branch performs basic and applied research in computer modeling of ocean hydro/thermodynamics (i.e., ocean circulation and density structure), modeling of ice dynamics, computational numerical techniques, data assimilation, and the analysis of satellite oceanographic data as related to the development of modeling and data assimilation capabilities. This branch translates the results of basic and applied research into accurate, scientifically valid, environmental models and analyses and streamlines these models into operational, data assimilative, nowcast/forecast systems.