Mohn-Sverdrup Center for Global Ocean Studies and Operational Oceanography
Founded 20th October 2004.
Ocean forecasting systems require both advanced data assimilation techniques and high-resolution coupled bio-physical ocean models. There are however technical limitations due to the large computational costs and memory requirements of 3D ocean models so that the Mohn-Sverdrup Center strategy has concentrated on the use of advanced data assimilation techniques (the Ensemble Kalman Filter, EnKF) and gradual increase of the model resolution.
Left: Modeled sea surface temperature, Right: Chart of the TOPAZ data assimilation system