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SODA: A Reanalysis of Ocean Climate


SODA1.2 Description

Model
Parallel Ocean Program POP2.01 with a 0.25x0.4 degree displaced pole grid

Method
Sequential deterministic estimation and a 10-dy update cycle

Data
Hydrography: World Ocean Database 2001
SST: COADS surface marine observation set (Diaz et al., 2002); nighttime avhrr SST obtained from Reynolds and Smith (1994)
SSH: Geosat, ERS-1, T/P and JASON satellites

Forcing
ERA40 daily-averaged winds. Beginning in 1979 precipitation is the Global Precipitation Climatology Project3 monthly merged product combined with evaporation obtained from bulk formula and the UNESCO river discharge transports (V?r?smarty, et al. 1998). Otherwise SSS is relaxed to climatology.

Reference
Carton and Giese (2008)