Ocean Synthesis/Reanalysis Intercomparison Project

At the CLIVAR/GODAE Meeting on Ocean Synthesis Evaluation, held at ECMWF, UK, in August 2006, several ocean systhesis efforts produced outputs for a collaborative intercomparison assessment of the existing global analysis/synthesis products. These intercomparison assessment followed an evaluation framework developed in the white paper produced by Lee and Stammer, the "CLIVAR/GODAE Global Synthesis Evaluation Framework".

A Second CLIVAR/GODAE Meeting on Ocean Synthesis Evaluation took place on 24-25 September 2007 at the MIT, USA.

Results of the intercomparison effort are summarised in the documents below.

Presentations   Discussion Leads

Group 1: RMS Model-Data Misfits (SSH)

 

Patrick Heimbach and Dimitris Menemenlis

Group 1: RMS Model-Data Misfits (Climatology)

 

Group 1: RMS Model-Data Misfits (In Situ)

 

Group 2: Meridional Transports

 

Armin Koehl

Group 3: Heat and Salt Content

 

Magdalena Balmaseda and Anthony Weaver

Group 4: Sea Level Changes

Group 5: Transports through Key Regions

 

Tong Lee

Group 6: Water Masses

 

Keith Haines and Tong Lee

Group 7: Indices

 

Albert Fischer

Group 8: Surface Fluxes

 

Lisan Yu