Assimilating NOAA’s SST data and in situ T, S profiles into the BSH operational circulation model for the North and Baltic Seas


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Svetlana.Losa [ at ] awi.de

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The operational circulation model of the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has been augmented by a data assimilation (DA) system in order to improve the hydrography forecast of the North and Baltic Seas. The DA system has been developed based on the Singular Evolution Interpolated Kalman (SEIK) filter algorithm (Pham et al., 1998) coded within the Parallel Data Assimilation Framework (Nerger et al., 2004, Nerger and Hiller, 2012). The quality of the forecast has been previously improved by assimilating sea surface temperature (SST) measurements obtained with the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) aboard polar orbiting NOAA’s satellites (Losa et al., 2012). We investigate possible further improvements using in situ observational temperature and salinity data: MARNET time series and CTD and Scanfish measurements. The study addresses the problem of the local SEIK analysis accounting for the data within a certain radius. The localisation radius is considered spatially variable and dependent on the system local dynamics. As such, we define the radius of the data influence based on the energy superposition of the baroclinic and barotropic flows.



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The Future of Operational Oceanography, 08 Oct 2013 - 10 Oct 2013, Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
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Loza, S. , Danilov, S. , Schröter, J. , Nerger, L. , Maßmann, S. and Janssen, F. (2013): Assimilating NOAA’s SST data and in situ T, S profiles into the BSH operational circulation model for the North and Baltic Seas , The Future of Operational Oceanography, Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 8 October 2013 - 10 October 2013 .


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