|Project name||Operational Marine Meteorology|
|Principal Investigator 1||Tamaryn Morris||South African Weather Service (SAWS)|
|Principal Investigator 2||Marc de Vos||SAWS|
Onboard METEOROLOGY team members:
|Marc de Vos||Onboard Team Leader||SAWS|
|Carla-Louise Ramjukadh||Meteo analyst/technician||SAWS|
|Berhnard Schmitz||Ice analyst/technician||SAWS/AWI (Germany)|
|Ocean Obs team collab with METEO|
|Taygan Roberts||XBT, Argo float and drifter deployments||CPUT|
|Shaakirah Sulaiman||XBT, Argo float and drifter deployments||CPUT|
The project description as per the sailing orders for the SCALE Winter Cruise of 2022:
The Operational Marine Meteorology project includes routine (operational) and R&D (research and development) activities related to the collection, processing, and provision of marine environmental information to support primarily safe marine navigation and activity, and support weather-climate research. Specific outcomes for SCALE Winter 2022 include: 1) Provision of relevant and accessible met-ocean (meteorological and oceanographic) forecast information to bridge and science teams to assist navigation and science planning. 2) Training of personnel with respect to marine forecasting and vessel support. 3) Production of a set of standard along-track meteorological measurements & observations for the cruise to support decision-making and for supporting use in other research. 4) Deployment of instrumentation to enhance assimilation of Southern Ocean data into global numerical weather/ocean prediction models (limited w.r.t data denial experiments). 5) Observations of sea ice related to ground truthing of sea ice edge analysis and forecasting. 6) Post-cruise assessment of global NWP performance along cruise track.
Images supplied by Kurt Martin, SAPRI trainee.
Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 22 July 2022.