Marine Modeling and Analysis Program, CSDL,OCS,NOS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
Data Center Description
Marine Modeling and Analysis Programs (MMAP) develop, improve and apply analytical methods and numerical techniques for the analysis, simulation and real-time forecasting of oceanographic (e.g. water levels, currents, temperature, salinity), atmospheric (e.g. winds, sea level pressure, temperature, relative humidity) and water quality (e.g. dissolved oxygen, nutrients, sediment transport) parameters in support of the National Ocean Service mission of providing accurate information on these variables for U.S. estuarine and coastal marine areas. Oceanographic systems developed in MMAP are used to provide products and services for the coastal marine community in support of safe and efficient navigation and for environmentally sound utilization, management, and protection of the coastal zone.