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Global Ocean Analysis Assimilation
Entry ID: LDEO_CARTON_Version 2.0


Summary
Abstract: This data set is a global assimilation analysis of the ocean using a
General Circulation Model of the oceans based on the GFDL MOM2 code to
study the ocean's role in climate variability. The assimilation
algorithm is an extension of Optimum Interpolation. Winds are provided
by a monthly COADS analysis. Surface and subsurface temperature
updating is carried out using most historical shipboard and satellite
temperature information.

The analyses are constructed using the Simple Ocean Data Assimilation
(SODA) analysis package. SODA is an application of data assimilation
using a forecast model based on GFDL ocean physics driven by observed
historical meteorology (winds, heating, and rainfall-evaporation),
assimilating historical observations of temperature, salinity, sea
level, SST, and surface current.

Data available from the LDEO/IRI Climate Data Library
"http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/SOURCES/.UMD/"

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 60.0 S: -60.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Carton, J., Giese, B., Chepurin, G., Cao, X.
Dataset Title: Analysis of Global Ocean Assimilation
Dataset Series Name: Analysis of Global Ocean Assimilation
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: College Park, MD
Dataset Publisher: University of Maryland
Version: Version 2.0
Online Resource: http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~carton/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND DYNAMICS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >HEATING RATE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]


Platform
BUOYS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]
GCM >General Circulation Model    [Information]
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]
TOPEX/POSEIDON >Ocean Topography Experiment    [Information]


Instrument
DRIFTING BUOYS    [Information]
XBT >Expendable Bathythermographs    [Information]
NOT APPLICABLE
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]
ALT (TOPEX) >TOPEX Radar Altimeter    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
ASSIMILATION ANALYSIS
CLIMATOLOGY
HEAT CONTENT
MERIDIONAL VELOCITY
ZONAL VELOCITY


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Climate Data Library, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: IRI/LDEO CLIMATE DATA LIBRARY HELP
Email: help at iri.columbia.edu



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online WWW
Fees: none


Personnel
JAMES CARTON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-405-5365
Fax: 301-314-9482
Email: carton at atmos.umd.edu
Contact Address:
University of Maryland
Department of Meteorology
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20742
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-01-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20



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