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A real-time assimilation algorithm applied to near-surface ocean winds

Malmberg, Anders LU ; Holst, Jan LU and Holst, Ulla LU (2004) In Preprint without journal information
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Marine operations depend on the ability to forecast suddenly appearing storms and failures often cause great damage. As a part of a sea state alarm study, meteorological forecasts overlaid with satellite measurements sent to ships have been found to be a useful tool. In this paper we present a real-time assimilation algorithm that extends this tool using statistical methods. The algorithm is applied to near-surface ocean zonal wind speeds.

The meteorological model is emulated using a Kalman filter technique. Together with a spatio-temporal state-space model the filter allows us to obtain forecasts which are overlaid with satellite measurements using a kriging method. Examples of overlays together with their statistical... (More)
Marine operations depend on the ability to forecast suddenly appearing storms and failures often cause great damage. As a part of a sea state alarm study, meteorological forecasts overlaid with satellite measurements sent to ships have been found to be a useful tool. In this paper we present a real-time assimilation algorithm that extends this tool using statistical methods. The algorithm is applied to near-surface ocean zonal wind speeds.

The meteorological model is emulated using a Kalman filter technique. Together with a spatio-temporal state-space model the filter allows us to obtain forecasts which are overlaid with satellite measurements using a kriging method. Examples of overlays together with their statistical uncertainties are presented and discussed. (Less)
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  title        = {A real-time assimilation algorithm applied to near-surface ocean winds},
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