Accession Number:

ADA229819

Title:

Statistical Verification of Improvements in an Operational, Global- Scale, Ocean Thermal Analysis System

Descriptive Note:

Abstract,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This report documents improvements in the operational, global-scale Optimum Thermal Interpolation System OTIS due to upgrades in the system from 1988 to 1990. OTIS is an optimal estimation-based, thermal analysis system which combines ocean temperature climatology with real-time surface and sub-surface temperature observations. This system is coupled to both the Thermodynamic Ocean Prediction System TOPS and the Naval Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction Systems NOGAPS which together provide additional information in data sparse areas. Modification or upgrades to OTIS, TOPS, andor NOGAPS may affect the performance of OTIS. To monitor the impact of these changed on OTIS, unincorporated bathythermograph, satellite-derived, multi-channel sea surface temperature and surface ship sea surface temperature data were used. mm

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE