Baroclinic Data Assimilation in Korea/Tsushima Strait
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The long-term goal of the project is to develop, implement and verify an efficient 4D variational data assimilation algorithm into baroclinic primitive equation model. The algorithm is applied for the dynamically and observationally consistent reconstruction of the circulation in KoreaTsushima Strait based on the synthesis of various types of observations in the region, including the data collected in the course of the Dynamical Linkages of Asian Marginal Seas LINKS program. The project enhances the scientific understanding of the circulation in the KoreaTsushima Strait, a key component of water mass exchange between the Marginal Seas of Eastern Asia. We expect that the developed data assimilation approach will find wide application in the analysis of the dynamics of various straits and passages in the World Ocean.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Numerical Mathematics