Brian Arbic
Brian Arbic  Email | Website
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Tides, Waves, High-frequency Processes
Project
Modeling Internal Wave Signals and their Predictability for SWOT
Co-Investigators
Matthew Alford, Maarten Buijsman, Eric Chassignet, James Girton, Hans Ngodock, James Richman, Anna Savage, Jay Shriver, Xiaobiao Xu, Zhongxiang Zhao
Recent SWOT-related Publications | See All
Spectral Decomposition of Internal Gravity Wave Sea Surface Height in Global Models (2017)
Semidiurnal Internal Tide Incoherence in The Equatorial Pacific (2017)
Frequency Content of Sea Surface Height Variability from Internal Gravity Waves to Mesoscale Eddies (2017)
On Improving the Accuracy of the M2 Barotropic Tides Embedded in a High-Resolution Global Ocean Circulation Model (2016)

Meeting Presentations (19)

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HYCOM Progress and Plans Related to SWOT [presentation]
Shriver, J., Arbic, B., Buijsman, M., Richman, J., Jeon, C-H., Stephenson, G., and Wallcraft, A. (28-Jun-18)
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Nonstationary in HYCOM Internal Tides [presentation]
Nelson, A.D., Arbic, B., Buijsmann, M., Menemenlis, D., Ray, R., Richman, J., Savage, A., Shriver, J., and Zaron, E. (28-Jun-18)
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Comparisons of Global and Regional Internal Wave Simulations with Observations and Theory [presentation]
Arbic, B., et al. (27-Jun-18)
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Moored Time Series and Frequency-Wavenumber Spectra [presentation]
Farrar, T., Samelson, R., Savage, A., Arbic, B., and Chelton, D. (27-Jun-17)
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Update on Tidal Modeling in HYCOM [presentation]
Shriver, J.F., Buijsman, M.C., Arbic, B., Richman, J.G., and Savage, A. (27-Jun-17)
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High-Resolution Global Modeling of the Internal Gravity Wave Spectrum [presentation]
Arbic, B., et al. (27-Jun-17)
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Global Models of Internal Tides and Waves for the SWOT Mission [presentation]
Arbic, B.K., Savage, A., Alford, M.H., Buijsman, M.C., Farrar, J.T., Menemenlis, D., Richman, D.G., Shriver, J.F., Wallcraft, A.J., and Zamudio, L. (13-Dec-16). Because the SWOT mission will image sea surface height at unprecedented horizontal resolution, internal tides and supertidal internal gravity waves will be an important part of the SWOT signal, at the same time that they will be temporally aliased. In this talk we will present some initial attempts to map the extent of the internal tide/wave problem.
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Challenges for In-Situ Cal/Val from Space-Time Variability [presentation]
Farrar, T., Wang, J., Fu, L., Savage, A., and Arbic, B. (16-Jun-16). SWOT along-track sampling will be effectively synoptic. The along-track wavenumber spectrum needs to be validated. The high-frequency variability of the SSH field at small spatial scales (20-100km) will make it difficult to use some conventional in situ measurement approaches for cal/val - we will need some spatial arrays of instruments for synoptic sampling. View the animation embedded on Slide 7 of this presentation.
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Validation OSSEs: Effects of Measurement Type and Subsampling on SSH Wavenumber Spectra [presentation]
Shriver, J., Arbic, B., and Richman, J. (16-Jun-16)
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Global Internal Wave Modeling [presentation]
Arbic, B. et al. (15-Jun-16)
Poster
Modeling Internal Wave Signals and their Predictability for SWOT [poster]
Arbic, B., Alford, M., Buijsman, M., Chassignet, E., Girton, J., Ngodock, H., Richman, J., Savage, A., Shriver, J., Xu, X., and Zhao, Z. (14-Jun-16)
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Tidal Corrections for SWOT [presentation]
Alford, M., Arbic, B., Egbert, G., Girton, J., Lyard, F., Ponte, A., Ray, R., Richman, J., Shriver, J., Zaron, E., and Zhao, Z. (08-Jul-15)
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Challenges and Opportunities - Improving Tides with High Resolution SWOT Data [presentation]
Shriver, J., Richman, J., and Arbic, B. (15-Jan-15)
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White Paper on SWOT Tide Models [presentation]
Arbic, B., Lyard, F., Ponte, A., Ray, R., Richman, J., Shriver, J., Zaron, E., and Zhao, Z. (15-Jan-15)
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High Frequency Tests Using the SWOT Ocean Simulator [presentation]
Savage, A. and Arbic, B. (14-Jan-15)
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Application of High-resolution Global Simulations of Tides Embedded within an Eddying General Circulation Model to SWOT Mission Planning [presentation]
Arbic, B., Richman, J., Shriver, J., and Savage, A. (28-Jan-13)
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Ocean Internal Tide Modeling and Correction [presentation]
Arbic, B. and Ray, R. (23-Sep-10)
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Global Internal Tide Models [presentation]
Arbic, B. (02-Mar-10)
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Effects of Internal Tides [presentation]
Arbic, B. (30-Apr-08)

Publications (16)

Savage, A.C., Arbic, B.K., Alford, M.H., Ansong, J.K., Farrar, J.T., Menemenlis, D., O'Rourke, A.K., Richman, J.G., Shiriver, J.F., Voet, G., Wallcraft, A.J., Zamudio, L. (2017). Spectral Decomposition of Internal Gravity Wave Sea Surface Height in Global Models, J. Geophys. Res-Oceans, 122(10), 7803-7821, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013009.
Buijsman, M.C., Arbic, B.K., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., Wallcraft, A.J., and Zamudio, L. (2017). Semidiurnal Internal Tide Incoherence in The Equatorial Pacific, J. Geophys. Res-Oceans, 122(7), 5286-5305, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012590.
Savage, A., Arbic, B., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., Alford, M., Buijsman, M.C., Farrar, J.T., Sharma, H., Voet, G., Wallcraft, A., and Zamudio, L. (2017). Frequency Content of Sea Surface Height Variability from Internal Gravity Waves to Mesoscale Eddies, J. Geophys. Res., 122:3, 2519-2538, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012331.
Ngodock, H.E., Souopgui, I., Wallcraft, A.J., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., and Arbic, B.K. (2016). On Improving the Accuracy of the M2 Barotropic Tides Embedded in a High-Resolution Global Ocean Circulation Model, Ocean Model., 97, 16-26, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.10.011.
Ansong, J.K., Arbic, B.K., Buijsman, M.C., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., and Wallcraft, A.J. (2015). Indirect Evidence for Substantial Damping of Low-Mode Internal Tides in the Open Ocean, J. Geophys. Res-Oceans, 120, 6057-6071, doi: 10.1002/2015JC010998.
Müller, M., Arbic, B.K., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., Kunze, E.L., Scott, R.B., Wallcraft, A.J., and Zamudio, L. (2015). Toward an Internal Gravity Wave Spectrum in Global Ocean Models, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42(9), 3474-3481, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063365.
Stammer, D., Ray, R.D., Andersen, O.B., Arbic, B.K., Bosch, W., Carrere, L., Cheng, Y., Chinn, D.S., Dushaw, B.D., Egbert, G.D., Erofeeva, S.Y., Fok, H.S., Green, J.A.M., Griffiths, S., King, M.A., Lapin, F.G., Lemoine, F.G., Luthcke, S.B., Lyard, F., Morison, J., Müller, M., Padman, L., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., Shum, C.K., Taguchi, E., and Yi, Y. (2014). Accuracy Assessment of Global Barotropic Ocean Tide Models, Rev. Geophysics, 52, 243-282, doi: 10.1002/2014RG000450.
Shriver, J.F., Richman, J.G., and Arbic, B.K. (2014). How Stationary are the Internal Tides in a High-Resolution Global Ocean Circulation Model?, J. Geophys.Res-Oceans, 119, 2769-2787, doi: 10.1002/2013JC009423.
Arbic, B.K., Polzin, K.L., Scott, R.B., Richman, J.G., and Shriver, J.F. (2013). On Eddy Viscosity, Energy Cascades, and the Horizontal Resolution of Gridded Satellite Altimeter Products, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 283-300, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-0240.1.
Richman, J.G., Arbic, B.K., Shriver, J.F., Metzger, E.J., and Wallcraft, A.J. (2012). Inferring Dynamics from the Wavenumber Spectra of an Eddying Global Ocean Model with Embedded Tides, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C12012, doi: 10.1029/2012JC008364.
Shriver, J.F., Arbic, B.K., Richman, J.G., Ray, R.D., Metzger, E.J., Wallcraft, A.J., and Timko, P.G. (2012). An Evaluation of the Barotropic and Internal Tides in a High Resolution Global Ocean Circulation Model, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C10024, doi: 10.1029/2012JC008170.
Arbic, B.K., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., Timko, P.G., Metzger, E.J., and Wallcraft, A.J. (2012). Global Modeling of Internal Tides Within an Eddying Ocean General Circulation Model, Oceanography, 25(2), 20-29, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2012.38.
Arbic, B.K., Scott, R.B., Chelton, D.B., Richman, J.G., and Shriver, J.F. (2012). Effects of Stencil Width on Surface Ocean Geostrophic Velocity and Vorticity Estimation from Gridded Satellite Altimeter Data, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03029, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007367.
Arbic, B.K., Wallcraft, A.J., and Metzger, E.J. (2010). Concurrent Simulation of The Eddying General Circulation and Tides in a Global Ocean Model, Ocean Model., 32, 175-187, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2010.01.007.
Arbic, B.K., Garner, S.T., Hallberg, R.W., and Simmons, H.L. (2004). The Accuracy of Surface Elevations in Forward Global Barotropic and Baroclinic Tide Models, Deep-Sea Res. II, 51, 3069-3101, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.09.014.
Simmons, H.L., Hallberg, R.W., and Arbic, B.K. (2004). Internal Wave Generation in a Global Baroclinic Tide Model, Deep-Sea Res. Pt II, 51, 3043-3068, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.09.015.

Documents (2)

Modeling Internal Wave Signals and their Predictability for SWOT
PI: Brian Arbic (22-Jun-17). We are working with high-resolution global simulations, of the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) and the MITgcm, that are simultaneously forced by atmospheric and oceanic fields and that therefore resolve both mesoscale eddies and internal wave motions.
Tides and the SWOT Mission: Transition from Science Definition Team to Science Team
Arbic, B.K., Lyard, F., Ponte, A., Ray, R.D., Richman, J.G., Shriver, J.F., Zaron, E.D., and Zhao, Z. (00-Jan-15). In this document, we briefly review the progress-to-date, and work remaining, on shelf tides, coastal tides, open-ocean internal tides, and high-latitude tides as they pertain to the SWOT mission. In addition, we also discuss plans for tidal correction algorithms, the need for better bathymetry, especially in coastal regions, and the need for a coordinated effort to evaluate tidal models. Finally, we conclude with some recommendations for SWOT-related tide model development efforts.