A comprehensive ocean prediction and analysis system based on the tangent linear and adjoint of a regional ocean model

Citation:
Moore, AM, Arango HG, Di Lorenzo E, Cornuelle BD, Miller AJ, Neilson DJ.  2004.  A comprehensive ocean prediction and analysis system based on the tangent linear and adjoint of a regional ocean model. Ocean Modelling. 7:227-258.

Keywords:

adjoint models, baroclinic waves, coupled model, Data assimilation, eigenmodes, ensemble prediction, error growth, forcing singular vectors, generalized, optimal excitation, optimal-growth, pseudospectra, ROMS, singular, singular vector analysis, stability theory, stochastic optimals, surface temperature anomalies, tangent linear models, vectors

Abstract:

The regional ocean modelling system (ROMS) is a new generation ocean general circulation model that is rapidly gaining favour in the ocean modelling community. The tangent linear and adjoint versions of ROMS have recently been developed, and a new suite of tools that utilize these models for a variety of applications are now available to the ocean modelling community. In this paper we will describe the tangent linear and adjoint components of ROMS, and present examples from the tools that are currently available to ROMS users. In particular we will consider the finite time eigenmodes and the adjoint finite time eigenmodes of the tangent linear propagator, the singular vectors of the propagator, and its forcing singular vectors and stochastic optimals. The pseudospectra of the tangent linear resolvent matrix are also considered. Examples of each type of calculation will be presented for a time evolving double gyre ocean circulation in a rectangular ocean basin. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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DOI:

10.1016/j.ocemod.2003.11.001