Reanalysis for the period covered by the satellite ocean observations (stream 3)

The Monitoring and Forecasting Centre for the global Ocean (GLO MFC), coordinated by Mercator Ocean International is part of the seven Monitoring and Forecasting Centres (MFCs), and generates model-based products, providing operational analysis and forecasts together with long-term physical and biogeochemical Reanalyses covering the satellite altimetry era. The Reanalysis component shall produce an ensemble of Reanalyses generated by state-of-the-art ocean modeling and data assimilation components, extensively validated, and disseminated at high temporal and spatial resolutions. These global ocean Reanalysis products will be compiled in order to quantify the state of the ocean and its uncertainty using an ensemble approach.

Duration
21 months from 01/07/2019 to 31/03/2021
Funded by
  • EU – Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

Coordinating organization
  • MERCATOR OCEAN

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

General aims
The study of the ocean condition and its variability along the meteorological satellite era from 1979-onward.

CMCC Role
Responsible for the activities in the lot 10.

Activities
Providing a long-term Reanalysis to be included in an ensemble of products from diverse institutions
Validation and diagnostics about several Ocean Monitoring and Climate indexes related to CMCC long-term Reanalysis.
Documentation of the product quality according to the satellite era.
Cross cutting activities: multi-year products, ocean state report (OSR), ocean monitoring indicators (OMI)

Expected results
To issue recommendations for the production of future Reanalyses covering the full meteorological era.

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