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Assimilation of sea surface temperature in the POL Coastal Ocean Modelling System

Andreu-Burillo, I.; Holt, J. T.; Proctor, R.; Annan, J. D.; James, I. D.; Prandle, D.. 2007 Assimilation of sea surface temperature in the POL Coastal Ocean Modelling System. Journal of Marine Systems, 65 (1-4). 27-40. 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.09.017

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Abstract/Summary

A one-dimensional scheme is used to assimilate satellite Sea Surface Temperature data into the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modelling System, set up in the Irish Sea with a fine resolution ( 1.8 km). The capabilities of the assimilation scheme are investigated using two different sets of satellite data, of lower and similar resolution to that of the model respectively. Comparison of results with independent data show that assimilation improves the modelled Sea Surface Temperature, but does not address model representation of the temperature vertical structure. It is concluded that for the Irish Sea and at the scales resolved by the model, the assimilation problem cannot be approached in a one-dimensional framework. It is also pointed out that forecast error needs to account explicitly for errors in the representation of the vertical structure of the thermal field. Three-dimensional methods that are suited for coastal systems are then suggested

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.09.017
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Integration of sustained observations
ISSN: 0924-7963
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Marine Environmental Monitoring and Prediction - Selected papers from the 36th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics 36th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, 36th Internation Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics
Additional Keywords: ISI REF LLM6141C PROG3 THEME 9 NISCFEB07 AR0607 OPM2007 AJWFEB07 HIJ JOURNAL OVERSEAS CO-AUTHORS DATA ASSIMILATION SHELF MODELLING SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE THERMAL DISTRIBUTION POLCOMS OCEANOGRAPHIC NOWCAST SYSTEM OCEANOGRAPHIC FORECAST SYSTEM THERMAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM IRISH SEA SHELF QUANTIFICATION CIRCULATION ADVECTION ATLANTIC OCEAN
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 08 Oct 2008 11:12
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/2659

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