Southern Ocean State Estimation (SOSE) dynamic oceanographic model

The raster dataset represent values of velocity [m/s], meridional component of velocity [m/s], potential temperature [Celsius], Salinity [psu] derived from the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm). The raster file covers the Falkland region of the Patagonian Shelf and is at 90 metres resolution.

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:57 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:25 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category oceans
Temporal Extent Start 2005-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2010-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2010
Lineage The dataset has been derived by the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) which is a numerical model designed for study of the atmosphere, ocean, and climate. Its non-hydrostatic formulation enables it to simulate fluid phenomena over a wide range of scales; its adjoint capability enables it to be applied to parameter and state estimation problems. By employing fluid isomorphisms, one hydrodynamical kernel can be used to simulate flow in both the atmosphere and ocean. http://mitgcm.org/ It was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was one of the first non-hydrostatic models of the ocean. The model is a least squares fit to all available ocean observations. The result is a physically realistic estimate of the ocean state. SOSE is being produced by Matthew Mazloff as part of the ECCO consortium and funded by the National Science Foundation. Computational resources are provided in part by NSF XSEDE. Data include zonal component of velocity [m/s], meridional component of velocity [m/s], potential temperature [oC], Salinity [psu]. For more information on SOSE, see M. Mazloff, P. Heimbach, and C. Wunsch, 2010: An Eddy-Permitting Southern Ocean State Estimate. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 880-899. doi: 10.1175/2009JPO4236.1
West Longitude -65
South Latitude -57
East Longitude -48
North Latitude -47
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: M. Mazloff, P. Heimbach, and C. Wunsch, 2010: An Eddy-Permitting Southern Ocean State Estimate. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 880-899. doi: 10.1175/2009JPO4236.1
Data Format tiff
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Approximately around 90 metres
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2019-02-16
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-SAERI-547

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