SODA: Simple Ocean Data Assimilation

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SODA:  Simple Ocean Data Assimilation
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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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Hosted Climate Index Files
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Acknowledgement of any material taken from or knowledge gained from this page is appreciated:

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified "The Climate Data Guide: SODA: Simple Ocean Data Assimilation.” Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/soda-simple-ocean-data-assimilation on 2024-04-17.


Citation of datasets is separate and should be done according to the data providers' instructions. If known to us, data citation instructions are given in the Data Access section, above.


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

Key Figures

SODA: Month;y mean vertical velocities at depth 46m for Dec. 2012. (Climate Data Guide; D. Shea)

Other Information

Type of data product
Dataset collections
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Years of record
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Data time period extended
Yes, data set is extended
Timestep
Monthly
Domain
Formats:
Input Data
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Vertical Levels:
Missing Data Flag
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Ocean or Land
Ocean Only
Spatial Resolution

0.5x0.5

Model Resolution (reanalysis)

0.5x0.5

Data Assimilation Method
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Model Vintage (reanalysis)
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