SODA: Simple Ocean Data Assimilation
The Simple Ocean Data Assimilation, or SODA, analysis is an ocean reanalysis data set consisting of gridded variables for the global ocean, as well as several derived fields. The goal is to provide an improved estimate of ocean state from those based solely on observations or numerical simulations.
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National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 2023-08-17 "The Climate Data Guide: SODA: Simple Ocean Data Assimilation.” Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/soda-simple-ocean-data-assimilation on 2023-09-23.
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Acknowledgement of the Climate Data Guide project is also appreciated:
Schneider, D. P., C. Deser, J. Fasullo, and K. E. Trenberth, 2013: Climate Data Guide Spurs Discovery and Understanding. Eos Trans. AGU, 94, 121–122, https://doi.org/10.1002/2013eo130001
- Carton, J.A. and B. Giese, 2008: A Reanalysis of Ocean Climate Using Simple Ocean Data Assimilation (SODA. Mon. Weath. Rev. , 136, 2999-3017.
- Carton, J.A., G. Chepurin, X. Cao, B. Giese, 2000: A Simple Ocean Data Assimilation Analysis of the Global Upper Ocean 1950–95. Part I: Methodology. J. Phys. Oceanogr. , 30, 294–309.