The inverse ocean modeling system. Part II: Applications

J. C. Muccino, Hernan Arango, A. F. Bennett, B. S. Chua, B. D. Cornuelle, E. Di Lorenzo, G. D. Egbert, Dale Haidvogel, J. C. Levin, H. Luo, A. J. Miller, A. M. Moore, E. D. Zaron

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


The Inverse Ocean Modeling (IOM) System is a modular system for constructing and running weakconstraint four-dimensional variational data assimilation (W4DVAR) for any linear or nonlinear functionally smooth dynamical model and observing array. The IOM has been applied to four ocean models with widely varying characteristics. The Primitive Equations Z-coordinate-Harmonic Analysis of Tides (PEZHAT) and the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) are three-dimensional, primitive equations models while the Advanced Circulation model in 2D (ADCIRC-2D) and Spectral Element Ocean Model in 2D (SEOM-2D) are shallow-water models belonging to the general finite-element family. These models, in conjunction with the IOM, have been used to investigate a wide variety of scientific phenomena including tidal, mesoscale, and wind-driven circulation. In all cases, the assimilation of data using the IOM provides a better estimate of the ocean state than the model alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1637
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Atmospheric Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The inverse ocean modeling system. Part II: Applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this