Title

Using the Adjoint Method With the Ocean Component of Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Models

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-1997

Department

Marine Science

Abstract

A Primitive Equation Ocean General Circulation Model (PE OGCM) in a global configuration similar to that used in coupled ocean-atmosphere models is fitted to climatological data using the adjoint method. The ultimate objective is the use of data assimilation for the improvement of the ocean component of coupled models, and for the calculation of initial conditions for initializing coupled model integrations. We argue that ocean models that are used for coupled climate studies are an especially appropriate target for data assimilation using the adjoint method.

Publication Title

Journal of the Meterological Society of Japan

Volume

75

Issue

1B

First Page

463

Last Page

470