Development of a Global Hydrographic Climatology with High Quality Arctic Data
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE POLAR SCIENCE CENTER
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My long term goal is to quantify the spatial and temporal variability of the Arctic Ocean hydrographic structure. A related goal is a better representation of this variability in numerical models. The objective of this project was to create a monthly mean climatology of ocean temperature and salinity that will be useful as the Navy updates its Polar Ice Prediction System PIPS Arctic model. The climatology will be used for model initialization and validation, as well as for climate restoring as this is deemed necessary. The PIPS model domain extends well outside of the Arctic Ocean proper and thus requires an accurate ocean data set that spans both Arctic and non-Arctic regions, something that did not exist before this project began.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography