Accession Number:

ADA508107

Title:

Using Satellite Data to Calibrate In-situ Temperature Measurements and to Improve their Assimilation into MODAS

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NEPTUNE SCIENCES INC SLIDELL LA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The Modular Ocean Data Assimilation System MODAS creates temperature nowcasts in the worlds oceans based on climatological models, in-situ measurements, and satellite observations. MODAS-Lite is a pared-down version that assimilates in-situ measurements to increase the accuracy of local nowcasts and gives the user control over the resolution of the nowcasts created. However, MODAS was created specifically for use in deep water, and care must be exercised in shallow, littoral waters. The present work shows how satellite data can be used to better control the data assimilation process in MODAS and to provide calibration for in-situ BT data sets.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE