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Stream region, at mesoscale resolution and for periods of the order of 3 months, over a large-scale domain referred to as global scale. One objective was to assimilate data of high quality, but collected at localized mooring arrays, and to investigate the effectiveness of such data in improving the realistic attributes of the simulated ocean fields. If successful, such estimates allow for dynamical and process studies. The global data consisted of biweekly fields of sea surface dynamic height, and of temperature and salinity in three dimensions, over the entire region, as provided by the Optimal Thermal Interpolation Scheme (OTIS) of the US Navy Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center.

Estimated global ocean tides using a generalized inverse scheme with the intent of removing these tides from the data collected by the TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite and thus allowing the study of subtidal ocean dynamics. A scheme for the inversion of the satellite crossover data for multiple tidal constituents was applied to 38 cycles of the data, leading to global estimates of the four principal tidal constituents (M2, S2, K1 and O1) at about 11 resolution. The dynamical model was the linearized, barotropic shallow water equations, corrected for the effects of ocean self-attraction and tidal loading, the state variables being the horizontal velocity and sea surface height fields.

It is the sequential, unbiased, minimum error variance estimate based upon a linear combination of all past measurements and dynamics. , data residuals). The Kalman smoother uses the data available before and after the time of interest. The smoothing is often carried out by propagating the future data information backward in time, correcting an initial Kalman filter estimate using the error covariances and adjoint dynamical transition matrices, which is usually demanding on computational resources.

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