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Improved high-resolution ocean reanalysis of Met Office GloSea5 data using the simple smoother algorithm, v1.0, June 2016

Latest Data Update: 2021-10-25
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2021-10-29
DOI Publication Date: 2021-10-29
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 30 Files | 29GB


The dataset is a Global ¼° 0-2000m ocean reanalysis for June 2016, providing temperature and salinity data. The product is based on Met Office GloSea5 reanalysis (Blockley et al. 2014), with the simple smoother algorithm applied to improve the original reanalysis. The simple smoother is designed for smooth data adjustments in sequentially generated reanalysis products by utilizing knowledge of future assimilation increments. A decay time parameter is applied to the smoother increments to account for memory decay timescales in the ocean. Further information is available in the documentation section.

Citable as:  Dong, B.; Haines, K.; Martin, M. (2021): Improved high-resolution ocean reanalysis of Met Office GloSea5 data using the simple smoother algorithm, v1.0, June 2016. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 29 October 2021. doi:10.5285/b0cf5a39647e4036bd5351274c5daa5f.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ocean reanalysis, smnoother, temperature, salinity


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Data were prepared by the NCEO DA team at the University of Reading and provided to CEDA for archival.

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Data were validated by the NCEO DA project team at the University of Reading
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This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

Improved Global ocean reanalysis using the smoother algorithm v1.0 June 2016


Met Office GloSea5 reanalysis data were processed on the Met Office Monsoon supercomputer using the smoother algorithm. Please see the documentation section for further information

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  • standard_name: sea_water_potential_temperature
  • long_name: Sea Water Potential Temperature
  • units: degree_C
  • var_id: Tsm
  • standard_name: sea_water_salinity
  • long_name: Sea Water Salinity
  • units: 0.001
  • var_id: Ssm
  • units: m
  • long_name: Vertical T levels
  • var_id: deptht

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