Develop a Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model with Data Assimilation Capabilities
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION MIAMI FL ATLANTIC OCEANOGRAPHIC AND METEOROLOGICAL LABS
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The long-term goal is to develop data-assimilating capability for HYCOM, the hybrid version of University of Miamis Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model. The objectives are a To develop a methodology for assimilating temperature profiles from XBTs that accommodates the peculiarities of the hybrid system of vertical coordinates, allowing density to be corrected at fixed pressure levels where the coordinate is pressure-like, allowing interface pressures to be corrected when the coordinate is density-like, and allowing both to be corrected in the transition zone. b To compare the model-state to observations and infer error statistics and influence functions. c To develop codes for implementing this methodology.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography