Discover Your Island University

Graduate Projects


Project ID: 263
Author: Karthik Duraisamy
Project Title: Design and Implementation of a Visualization, Statistical and Analysis Tool for Comparison of Atmospheric Model Predictions of the Gulf of Mexico
Semester: Fall 2005
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Al. Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. Philippe Tissot
Committee Member 2: Dr David R. Thomas
Project Description: The Atmospheric Wind Predictions for the Gulf of Mexico project is a joint effort by the Division of Nearshore Research (DNR) at Texas A & M University ó Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) and the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasting offices at Corpus Christi and Brownsville. The main objective of the project to design and implement a user-friendly VISTA (Visualization, Statistical and Analysis) tool which enables researcherís, and modeler to compare and evaluate different wind model forecasts in an efficient manner has been developed. The VISTA tool facilitates the data archival, analysis and visualization of the stored and recent available wind forecast. The tool also evaluates the different wind model forecasts by comparing the wind forecast parameter values with the actual measured data of DNR-Texas Coastal Observation Network (TCOON) stations at same latitude and longitude. The project has been developed and the resulting tool has been integrated with the framework of the TAMUCC-DNR systems and Website.
Project URL:   263.pdf