GODAS is a real-time ocean analysis and a reanalysis. It is used for monitoring, retrospective analysis as well as for providing oceanic initial conditions for the CFS. Both temperature and synthetic salinity profiles are assimilated in a 3DVAR scheme. Beginning with March 2007, altimetry sea level is assimilated.
Note that the net surface heat flux are the total surface heat flux from the NCEP reanalysis 2 plus the relaxation terms.
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|GODAS ocean current Januarry 2009 at 5 meter depth. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)|
|Ocean current and salinity for January, 2009 at 5 meter depth (India region). (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)|
|Ocean current and salinity for January, 2009 at 5 meter depth (Mediterranean region).|
|Ocean potential temperature for January, 2009 at 5 meter depth.|
|Geometric vertical velocity for January, 2009. A raster view is provided to facilitate visual view of the 40 level spacing. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)|
National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 20 Jan 2017. "The Climate Data Guide: GODAS: NCEP Global Ocean Data Assimilation System." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/godas-ncep-global-ocean-data-assimilation-system.