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Accession Number ADA580943
Title Evaluation of Assimilative SST Forecasts in the Okinawa Trough and Gulf of Mexico.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author C. N. Barron J. M. Dastugue P. L. Spence
Abstract Regional ocean models assimilate a variety of sea surface temperature (SST) observations to bring their analyses and forecasts into agreement with measured conditions. We examine the skill of forecasts from the Naval Coastal Ocean Model (NCOM) implemented in the Okinawa Trough and Gulf of Mexico. Each of these is guided by satellite and in situ observations using three -dimensional variational assimilation (3DVAR) through the Navy Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation System (NCODA). The impact including various satellite data streams is evaluated by comparing model analyses and forecasts to unassimilated ship and buoy observations.
Keywords East china sea
Mexico gulf
Ncoda(Navy coupled ocean data assimilation system)
Ncom(Naval coastal ocean model)
Ocean models
Ocean surface
Okinawa trough
Sst(Sea surface temperature)
Surface temperature

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
Corporate Author Naval Research Lab., Stennis Space Center, MS. Oceanography Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number N/A

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