Data available: NO
Resolution: Horizontal 1°x1° Vertical 36 levels, 10m res.in top 50m
Data assimilated: Temperature data from FNMOC, Argo climatology from WOA98 OISST Salinity data from FNMOC, Argo climatology from WOA98 Altimetry Topex/POSEIDON
Assimilation method: 4D-VAR method controlling the initial conditions and 10daily air-sea fluxes (heat, fresh water, and momentum fluxes)
Forcing and relaxation used: Forcing 10daily forcing for first guess: momentum, sensible heat , latent heat, long-wave radiative, and fresh water fluxes from NCEP2 reanalysis data, shortwave from ISCCP data. Relaxation T,S below 2000m are relaxed to WOD98 climatology.