Improved ocean analysis for the Indian Ocean

Hasibur Rahaman, T. Venugopal, Stephen G. Penny, David W. Behringer, M. Ravichandran, J. V.S. Raju, U. Srinivasu, Debasis Sengupta

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Abstract

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 (GODAS_p0), and (ii) using MOM4p1 (GODAS_p1). 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 GODAS_p1 as compared to the old analysis GODAS_p0.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-33
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Operational Oceanography
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Global Ocean Data Assimilation System (GODAS)
  • Indian Ocean
  • Ocean Analysis
  • SUMMER MONSOON RAINFALL
  • IMPROVED COUPLED MODEL
  • INTRASEASONAL VARIABILITY
  • ERROR QUANTIFICATION
  • MINI-WARM POOL
  • MIXED-LAYER
  • ENSO PREDICTION
  • SEA-SURFACE SALINITY
  • DATA ASSIMILATION SYSTEM
  • INDONESIAN THROUGHFLOW

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