The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) is a practical demonstration of near-real-time, global ocean data assimilation that provides, regular, complete descriptions of the temperature, salinity and velocity structures of the ocean in support of operational oceanography, seasonal-to-decadal climate forecasts and analyses, and oceanographic research. The GODAE Monterey Server, ... sponsored mainly by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), is intended to be a principal node in the GODAE architecture. The server contains:
- real-time and historical oceanographic observations
- real-time and historical surface atmospheric forcing fields from Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) and NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) suitable for driving GODAE ocean models
- a full suite of real-time surface and upper-air fields from FNMOC's Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) model sufficient to meet the needs of the Cooperative Opportunity for NCEP Data Using Internet data distribution Technology (CONDUIT) program
- selected U.S. Navy operational ocean products
- ancillary data sets, such ocean climatology and bathymetry, important to GODAE ocean modeling efforts
- GODAE demonstration products from various GODAE modeling groups.
The GODAE Monterey Server is hosted by the U.S. Navy at Naval Research Laboratory Marine Meteorology Division, Monterey, CA. This arrangement furthers the goals of GODAE by making unique data sets available while ensuring that the U.S. Navy is involved with GODAE products that may be of operational use.