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An operational ocean forecast system incorporating NEMO and SST data assimilation for the tidally driven European North-West shelf

O'dea, E.J.; Arnold, A.K.; Edwards, K.P.; Furner, R.; Hyder, P.; Martin, M.J.; Siddom, J.R.; Storkey, D.; While, J.; Holt, J.T.; Liu, H.. 2012 An operational ocean forecast system incorporating NEMO and SST data assimilation for the tidally driven European North-West shelf. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 5 (1). 3-17.

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Abstract/Summary

A new operational ocean forecast system, the Atlantic Margin Model implementation of the Forecast Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM-AMM), has been developed for the European North West Shelf (NWS). An overview of the system is presented including shelf specific developments of the physical model, the Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean (NEMO), and the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data assimilation scheme. Initial validation is presented of the tides and model SST. The SST skill of the system is significantly improved by the data assimilation scheme. Finally, an analysis of the seasonal tidal mixing fronts shows that these, in general, agree well with observation, but data assimilation does not significantly alter their positions.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: NOC Programmes
POL Programmes
ISSN: 1755-8778
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
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Date made live: 16 Mar 2012 13:55
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/17286

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