Data Assimilation Unit


Collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) helped develop the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) interface to the GCCOM. The DART-GCCOM assimilation system is enabled for multivariate assimilation of several ocean data sets. This includes satellite surface temperature and altimetry data, in-situ temperature, and salinity and velocity data, including high-frequency radar surface current measurements. Data assimilation has the ability to improve the speed and quality of coastal ocean model development and is becoming an integral part of that process. With the GCCOM, this research group demonstrates how data assimilation can be used with a non-hydrostatic coastal ocean model to study sub-mesoscale processes and accurately estimate the state variables.



Garcia, M., Hoar, T., Thomas, M., Bailey .B, Castillo, J. (Submitted 2015 ) GCCOM-DART:  Ensemble Data Assimilation Analysis System for Sub-Mesoscale Processes: Sensitivity Analysis for a 3D Non-hydrostatic Coastal Ocean Model. 

Garcia M., Data assimilation unit for the general curvilinear environmental model. The Claremont Graduate University, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015. 3739929.

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