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SODA: A Reanalysis of Ocean Climate


BETA23 Description

Model
Quasi-global (62S-62N) Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory Modular Ocean Model 2.b

Method
Sequential deterministic estimation with bias correction (Dee and da Silva, 1997) and a 10-dy update cycle

Data
Hydrography: World Ocean Atlas 1994
SST: Reynolds and Smith (1994)
SSH: Geosat, ERS-1, and TOPEX/Poseidon satellites

Forcing
NCEP reanalysis (Kalnay et al. (1996)

Reference
Carton et al. (2000a,b)