OD008:
Visualization, Statistics, and Model Validation of Big Data for Oceanography


Session ID#: 28299

Session Description:
Oceanographic research in today’s world often requires analysis of multiple datasets including ship-based in situ measurements, profiles by autonomous floats such as Argo and Deep Argo, satellite remote sensing data, as well as ocean model outputs and ocean state estimates that ingest these observations into global and regional models. These datasets are so large and varied that traditional data analysis approaches are inadequate to deal with the information surge in the oceanographic community. Innovative statistical analysis,  computational techniques, and data visualization developed for Big Data Analytics are needed and can create new research opportunities. New software and computational methods can help with data collection, analysis, curation and visualization. These new techniques can advance our understanding and modeling of the global ocean circulation and its role in Earth’s climate variations. This session solicits creative studies of statistics, visualization, and modeling to address emerging challenges in oceanography and climate data analysis. The presentation topics may broadly include new computational platforms for big data, optimal data gridding, ocean model diagnostics and validation, pattern detection, machine and statistical learning, and other advanced data mining techniques in oceanographic research.
Primary Chair:  Donata Giglio, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Co-chairs:  Barbara Bailey, San Diego State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego, CA, United States and Samuel S.P. Shen, San Diego State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego, CA, United States
Index Terms:
Cross-Topics:
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Gregory C Johnson and Phyllis J. Stabeno, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Mikael Kuusela, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, Durham, NC, United States; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Chapel Hill, NC, United States and Michael Stein, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Leah Rumancik, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Kevin G Speer, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Rebecca Latto1,2 and Anastasia Romanou1,2, (1)NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University of New York, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, New York, NY, United States
Paige D Lavin, University of Washington, Oceanography, Seattle, WA and Gregory C Johnson, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Charles K Thompson1, Flynn Platt1, Joe T Roberts1, Vardis M Tsontos1, Chi Hin Lam2, Nga T Quach1 and Sean Cody Arms3, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Large Pelagics Research Center/University of Massachusetts, Boston, United States, (3)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Unidata, Boulder, CO, United States
Tyler Tucker1, Megan Scanderbeg2 and Donata Giglio2, (1)San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Samuel Shanpu Shen1, Gregory P Behm2, Y Tony Song3, Tangdong Qu4, Julien Pierret5, Tyler Tucker5 and Scott Knapp5, (1)San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States, (2)Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, CA, United States, (3)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (5)San Diego State University, CA, United States
Shigeki Hosoda, JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan and Kanako Sato, JAMSTEC Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
Barbara Ann Bailey, San Diego State University, Mathematics and Statistics, San Diego, CA, United States and Matthew R Mazloff, SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States
Xiaoming Liu and Menghua Wang, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Donata Giglio, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, Vyacheslav Lyubchich, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, MD, United States and Matthew R Mazloff, SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States
Ryan P Abernathey, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Christian Lorenz Mueller, Simons Foundation, New York City, NY, United States
Dmitri A Kondrashov, University of California Los Angeles, Atmos. Sci, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Albert J Hermann, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States
Brahim Boussidi, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Peter C Cornillon, Univ Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Gavino Puggioni, University of Rhode Island, Computer Science and Statistics, Kingston, RI, United States, Prabhani Kuruppumullage Don, University of Rhode Island, Computer science and statistics, Kingston, RI, United States and Chelle L Gentemann, Earth and Space Research, Seattle, WA, United States
Uriel Zajaczkovski, WHOI, Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Sarah T Gille, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States and Matthew R Mazloff, SIO, La Jolla, CA, United States
Jesse Lopez1, Robert Bochenek2, Ross Martin2, David Foster3, Shane StClair1, Chris Michael Turner4 and Brian Stone2, (1)Axiom Data Science, Portland, OR, United States, (2)Axiom Data Science, Anchorage, AK, United States, (3)Axiom Data Science, Providence, RI, United States, (4)Axiom Data Science, AK, United States
Peter C Cornillon, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Nicholas Piskurich, University of Notre Dame, Environmental Engineering, Notre Dame, IN, United States, Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States and Brodie Pearson, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States