Observations

A variety of observational datasets are used within MPAS-Analysis:

Ocean Observations

Observational Dataset

Source

References

SST merged Hadley Center-NOAA/OI data set

NCAR Hadley-NOAA/OI SST website

Hurrell et al. (2008)

SSS from NASA Aquarius satellite

NASA Aquarius Website

Lagerloef et al. (2015)

AVISO Absolute Dynamic Topography

NASA JPL AVISO website

AVISO: Sea Surface Height above Geoid

Argo Mixed Layer Depth (MLD) climatology

UCSD Mixed Layer Website

Meridional Heat Transport (MHT)

Data available upon request from Dr. Kevin Trenberth

Trenberth and Caron (2001)

Roemmich-Gilson Argo Climatology

Scripps Roemmich-Gilson Argo Website

Roemmich and Gilson (2009)

2005-2010 climatology from SOSE the Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE)

SOSE Website at UCSD

Mazloff et al. (2010)

Antarctic melt rates and fluxes

Ice-Shelf Melting Around Antarctica

Rignot et al. (2013)

HadISST Nino 3.4 Index

NCAR Hadley-NOAA/OI SST website

Hurrell et al. (2008)

ERS SSTv4 Nino 3.4 Index

NOAA ERSST v4 website

Antarctic Seafloor Temperature and Salinity

ASCII data file

Schmidtko et al. (2014)

WOCE sections

Orsi and Whitworth (2005)

World Ocean Atlas v2

Landschuetzerv2016 SOM-FFN

SOM-FFN Website

SeaWiFS

Ocean Color Website

GLODAPv2

GLODAPv2 Website

Surface Current Variance from Drifter Data

NOAA/AOML

Laurindo et al. (2017)