Gulf of Mexico State Estimation and Prediction

A regional setup of the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm) is constrained to fit data from the global observing system (Satellite derived altimetry and Sea Surface Temperature) and regional observations from Moorings, PIES, and Spray glider. Data assimilation is accomplished iteratively through the adjoint method, resulting in a physically-realistic estimate of the ocean state. Gulf of Mexico (GoM) state estimations and predictions are produced by Ganesh Gopalakrishnan.


Results from the GoM state estimate are available through this website or by contacting us directly.

Download: GoM daily hindcast for 2010
GoM forward model solution for 2009-2016


The GoM model domain is from 8.5N to 31N and 262E to 287.5E, on a telescopic grid with horizontal resolution varying from 5km in the GoM basin to 10km near boundaries and with 80 vertical levels.


Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Bruce Cornuelle