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Statistical Approach to an Ocean Circulation Inverse Problem

Title: A Statistical Approach to an Ocean Circulation Inverse Problem.
Name(s): Choi, Seo-eun, 1971-, author
Huffer, Fred W., professor co-directing dissertation
Speer, Kevin G., professor co-directing dissertation
Nolder, Craig, outside committee member
Niu, Xufeng, committee member
Wu, Wei, committee member
Department of Statistics, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation presents, applies, and evaluates a statistical approach to an ocean circulation problem. The objective is to produce a map of ocean velocity in the North Atlantic based on sparse measurements along ship tracks, based on a Bayesian approach with a physical model. The Stommel Gulf Stream model which relates the wind stress curl to the transport stream function is the physical model. A Gibbs sampler is used to extract features from the posterior velocity field. To specify the prior, the equation of the Stommel Gulf Stream model on a two-dimensional grid is used.Comparisons with earlier approaches used by oceanographers are also presented.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3758 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Statistics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: JULY 5, 2007.
Keywords: MCMC, Gibbs Sampler, Gulf Stream
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Fred W. Huffer, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Kevin G. Speer, Professor Co-Directing Dissertation; Craig Nolder, Outside Committee Member; Xufeng Niu, Committee Member; Wei Wu, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Statistics
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Host Institution: FSU

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