CLIVAR Ocean Synthesis Directory

At the Earth System Initialization for Decadal Predictions Workshop, hosted by the KNMI in November 2009, the modeling community had suggested and requested that ocean reanalysis are provided in an "EasyInit" project that can support the coupled modeling community to ease the initialization of decadal prediction runs using ocean reanalyses. The KlimaCampus of the University of Hamburg had volunteered to host such a project and prepared the infrastructure. The Ocean Synthesis Directory has an in-depth description and explanation of the goals of the project and, ss described there, data from several reanalyses projects are being physically collected and provided in a uniform format with sufficient explanation, so that the modeling community can get all reanalysis in a "one-stop" fashion and with a uniform format.