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Juma, I. M., Hokal, N. M., & Jena, G. K. (2018). OPERATIONAL FORECASTING SYSTEM FOR DUBAI COASTAL WATERS. Coastal Engineering Proceedings, 1(36), waves.23. https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.waves.23


The abstract is based on decision support system for Dubai Coastal Zone and Waterway Operations. This is a sophisticated project to couple a suite of meteorology and ocean models with data management infrastructure and web-based tools to deliver data and decision support information to Dubai Municipality as well as public users. The latest open-source modeling technology available from the research and academic communities to build an operational forecast system that is a suite of interconnected components that allows for seamless interaction of different models, real-time data, and custom web-based reports and tools that access model forecasts and real-time observations. This included measurements taken in the Dubai coastal zone, satellite and atmospheric measurements across the Arabian Gulf, and from a variety of online global environmental models. The data specifically used to create each of the meteorological, hydrodynamic, spectral wave, inundation and oil-spill models. The circulation modeling studies of the Arabian Gulf were carried out by Kampf (2006), Thoppil (2010) and Xue and Eltahir (2015).


Kampf., Sadrinasab, M(2006): The circulation of the Persian Gulf: a numerical study, Ocean Sciences. vol 2, pp. 1-15.

Thoppil, P.G and Hogan, P.J (2010): A modeling study of circulation and eddies in the Persian Gulf, Journal. of Physical Oceanography, vol 40, pp. 2122-2134.

Xue, P. and Eltahir E. A. B (2015): Estimate of Heat and Water budget of the Arabian Gulf using Regional Climate model, Journal of Climate, vol 28, pp. 5041-5060

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