SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHY
  • University of California-San Diego
  • 9500 Gilman Drive
  • La Jolla CA 92093-0532 USA
  • Tel: 1-858-534-0000
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CASE State Estimation / Reanalysis

A general circulation model, the MITgcm,  is least squares fit to all available ocean observations in the region of the California Current System. This is accomplished iteratively through the adjoint method. The result is a physically realistic estimate of the ocean state. CASE is being produced by Matthew Mazloff, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, and Ariane Verdy.

The CASE setup is from approximately 28N to 40N and 130W to 114W. It has 1/16 of a degree resolution (~7km) and 72 vertical levels.

Results:
CASE STSE
CASE LTSE