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Improved ocean analysis for the Indian Ocean

Rahaman, H and Venugopal, T and Penny, SG and Behringer, DW and Ravichandran, M and Raju, JVS and Srinivasu, U and Sengupta, D (2019) Improved ocean analysis for the Indian Ocean. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 12 (1). pp. 16-33.

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The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) produce global ocean analyses based on the Global Ocean Data Assimilation System (GODAS). This system uses a state of the art ocean general circulation model named moduler ocean model (MOM) and the 3D-Variational (3DVar) data assimilation technique. In this study we have evaluated the INCOIS-GODAS operational analysis products with an upgrade of the physical model from MOM4p0d to MOM4p1. Two experiments were performed with same atmospheric forcing fields:(i) using MOM4p0d (GODASp0), and (ii) using MOM4p1 (GODASp1). Observed temperature and salinity profiles were assimilated in both experiments. Validation with independent observations show improvement of sea surface temperature(SST), sea surface salinity (SSS) and surface currents in the new analysis GODASp1 as compared to the old analysis GODASp0.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor & Francis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indian Ocean, Ocean Analysis, Global Ocean Data Assimilation System (GODAS)
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 11:08
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 11:08

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