Research | DBOS (The Delaware Bay Observing System)
Sea-level height and currents in estuarine and coastal waters vary in response to a number of mechanisms - among the strongest are tidal fluctuations and wind. Although the regularity of tides allows their effect to be predicted with some measure of confidence, predictability becomes far less certain when winds enter the equation.
Dr. Mohsen Badiey and his research team look at data collected from several observing systems like The Delaware Bay Observing System (DBOS). DBOS consists of a series of lighthouses equipped with remote-controlled sensors for detecting tides, currents, temperature, salinity, and other physical properties essential to understanding the bay's health. This will help in the development of statistical nowcast and forecast models to determine the wind-induced sea level and current variability based on the integrated database.