Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies
THE CENTER FOR Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) at Florida State University (FSU) carries out research in air-sea interaction, ocean and coupled air-sea modeling, climate prediction, statistical studies, and predictions of social/economic consequences of ocean-atmospheric variations. Students in COAPS come from a wide variety of departments including meteorology, mathematics, computer science, and physical oceanography. COAPS is funded by several federal agencies, producing original published papers that advance our understanding of the ocean and the atmosphere and their role in shaping the Earths climate. It has over 50 people working on research grants totaling more than $3 per year. COAPS faculty are members of the meteorology and oceanography departments. It has graduate students as well as undergraduate research scholars. COAPS s areas of research are quite broad. It places a particular emphasis on research to improve hurricane storm surge predictions in the Gulf of Mexico and to develop an understanding of the ...