The HYCOM (HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model) Data Assimilative System
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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This article provides an overview of the effort centered on the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model HYCOM to develop an eddy-resolving. real-time global and basin-scale ocean hindcast, nowcast, and prediction system in the context of the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment GODAE. The main characteristics of HYCOM are first presented. followed by a description and assessment of the present near real-time Atlantic forecasting system. Regionalcoastal applications are also discussed since an important attribute of the data assimilative HYCOM simulations is the capability to provide boundary conditions to regional and coastal models. The final section describes the steps taken toward the establishment of the fully global eddy-resolving HYCOM data assimilative system and discusses some of the difficulties associated with advanced data assimilation given the size of the problem.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography