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Operational ocean data assimilation/prediction system for the western North Pacific at JMA

Toshiyuki Sakurai (Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan)


Mikitoshi Hirabara (Japan Meteorological Agency, ); Masakazu Higaki (Japan Meteorological Agency, ); Norihisa Usui (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan); Yosuke Fujii (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan); Hiroyuki Tsujino (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan)

Event: 2015 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Application development for Operations (previously NRT splinter)

Presentation type: Type Poster

Contribution: PDF file


Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has been routinely operating an ocean data assimilation and prediction system for the western North Pacific (MOVE/MRI.COM-WNP*) developed by the Meteorological Research Institute (JMA/MRI) since March 2008. The operational system assimilates the Jason-2 along-track sea level anomaly (SLA) data produced by Ssalto/Duacs and distributed by AVISO+, in addition to in situ temperature and salinity observations, and daily SST analysis (MGDSST**).
This poster will show the outline of MOVE/MRI.COM-WNP system and the impact of using additional SLA data (SARAL/AltiKa, CryoSat-2 and HY-2A).

* Multivariate Ocean Variational Estimation system / Meteorological Research Institute Community Ocean Model for the Western North Pacific, Usui et al. 2006
** Merged satellite and in-situ data Global Daily SST


Poster show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Grand Ballroom Foyer Thu, Oct 22 2015,11:00 Thu, Oct 22 2015,18:00
Toshiyuki Sakurai
Japan Meteorological Agency