Merging Multiple-Partial-Depth Data Time Series Using Objective Empirical Orthogonal Function Fitting
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF APPLIED OCEAN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING
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In this paper, a method for merging partial overlapping time series of ocean profiles into a single time series of profiles using empirical orthogonal function EOF decomposition with the objective analysis is presented. The method is used to handle internal waves passing two or more mooring locations from multiple directions, a situation where patterns of variability cannot be accounted for with a simple time lag. Data from one mooring are decomposed into linear combination of EOFs. Objective analysis using data from another mooring and these patterns is then used to build the necessary profile for merging the data, which is a linear combination of the EOFs. This method is applied to temperature data collected at a two vertical moorings in the 2006 New Jersey Shelf Shallow Water Experiment SW06. Resulting profiles specify conditions for 35 days from sea surface to seafloor at a primary site and allow for reliable acoustic propagation modeling mode decomposition, and beamforming.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Numerical Mathematics
- Non-Radio Communications