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Ocean State Estimation for Climate Research
T. Lee(1), D. Stammer(2), T. Awaji(3), M. Balmaseda(4), D. Behringer(5), J. Carton(6), N. Ferry(7), A. Fischer(8), I. Fukumori(9), B. Giese(10), K. Haines(11), E. Harrison(12), P. Heimbach(13), M. Kamachi(14), C. Keppenne(15), A. Köhl(2), S. Masina(16), D. Menemenlis(9), R. Ponte(17), E. Remy(18), M. Rienecker(19), A. Rosati(20), J. Schroeter(21), D. Smith(22), A. Weaver(23), C. Wunsch(13), Y. Xue(24)
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Spurred by the sustained operation and new development of satellite and in-situ observing systems, global ocean state estimation efforts that gear towards climate applications have flourished in the past decade. A hierarchy of estimation methods is being used to routinely synthesize various observations with global ocean models. Many of the estimation products are available through public data servers. There have been an increasingly large number of applications of these products for a wide range of research topics in physical oceanography as well as other disciplines. These studies often provide important feedback to the observing systems. This white paper describes the approaches used by the estimation systems in synthesizing observations and model dynamics, highlights the applications of their products for climate research, and addresses the challenges ahead in relation to the observing systems. Further applications to study climate variability using ENSEMBLE state estimation products are described by a white paper by Stammer et al. (2010).
Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: Tong.Lee@jpl.nasa.gov
This paper shall be cited as:
Lee, T. & Co-Authors (2010). "Ocean State Estimation for Climate Research" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.cwp.55
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