Evaluation of Global HYCOM Initial and Boundary Conditions
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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The long-term goal is to evaluate the global HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model HYCOM as an initial and boundary condition provider to regional and coastal nested models which may be based on ocean models other than HYCOM. Global HYCOM has been running in near real time in an eddy-resolving, data-assimilative, fully global ocean prediction system that is being transitioned to the Naval Oceanographic Office NAVOCEANO at .08 deg equatorial resolution, and by 2011, it will be upgraded to .04 deg resolution. Operational HYCOM will be used as the primary provider of initial and boundary values to finer-resolution nested models whose accurate representation of initial state and boundary forcing is of major importance in operational forecasting and prediction.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods