Modeling, studying, and forecasting the circulation and Climate of the Red Sea

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Building 9, Level 2, Hall 1, Room 2322


The talk will present the integrated data-driven modeling system that we are developed to study and predict the circulation and the climate of the Red Sea. I will first describe the modeling system and summarize our key findings on the Red Sea general circulation, including its dominant eddy activity, the striking seasonally overturning circulation, and the occasional northern deep water formation events, and discuss their impact on the Red Sea ecosystem. I will then focus on our efforts to develop a regional ensemble data assimilation and forecasting system, presenting recent algorithmic developments and results, and discussing our future plans. 

Brief Biography

Ibrahim Hoteit is an associate professor in the Earth Sciences and Engineering program and the Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences program at KAUST. He is currently the lead of the Virtual Red Sea Initiative, a joint initiative with MIT/SIO/PML.

Professor Hoteit earned his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2002) in Applied Mathematics from the University of Joseph Fourier, France. Prior to joining KAUST in 2009, he worked as a Research Scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California, San Diego.