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.
National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 13 Oct 2016. "The Climate Data Guide: SODA: Simple Ocean Data Assimilation." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/soda-simple-ocean-data-assimilation.