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Observations table(s) (operational centre usage)

Platform: Profiling floats (Argo floats)

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above.

Center/ Institute System Name Trajectory Temp. Salinity Oxygen Chlorophyl Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
CHM-REMO RODAS Level 5 Level 5
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°) Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°) Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
ECWAM Level 5
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 TS profiles are collected from GTS
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global) Level 5 Level 5 TS profiles are collected from GTS
HYCOM (1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 TS profiles are collected from GTS
SWAN
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree)
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 TS profiles are collected from GTS for the operational model and WOD and GTAPP for the research mode.
MOVE (Regional) Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
Wave DA Systems
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12° Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
Reanalysis 1/12° Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
WAM3km
Met Office FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 3
FOAM shelf (1.5 km) Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 3
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) Level 5 Level 5
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 Level 5 Level 5 TS profiles are collected from US GODAE
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 TS profiles are collected from US GODAE
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
KIOST OPEM (Northwest Pacific regional 1/24 degree) Level 5 Level 5 TS profiles are collected from GTSPP
CMCC GOFS16 (global 1/16°) Level 5 Level 5
MEDFS Level 5 Level 5

 

Platform: Moorings (including TAO/TRITON/PIRATA/RAMA)

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above.

 

Center/ Institute System Name Ocean Temp. Salinity Velocity (Mech.) Velocity (ADCP) Surface Air Temp. Surface Air Humid. Surface Wind Sea Level Pressure Precip. Rad. Ice Freeb. / Thickness Ocean Waves Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
CHM-REMO RODAS Level 1 Level 1
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°) Level 5 Level 5
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 4 Level 4
ECWAM Level 1
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 TS profiles  collected from GTS
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 TS profiles collected from GTS
HYCOM (1/12 degree)
SWAN Level 1
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree)
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 4 Level 1 Level 1 TS profiles  collected from GTS (operation), WOD and GTSPP (research  mode). SLP is used in  atmospheric DA systems that provide atmospheric forcing data.
MOVE (Regional) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 4 Level 1 Level 1
Wave DA Systems Level 4 Level 4 via. GTS
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12° Level 5 Level 5
Reanalysis 1/12° Level 5 Level 5
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
WAM3km
Met Office FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
FOAM shelf (1.5 km) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 Level 5 Level 5 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Assimilated as daily mean collected from TAO web site
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Assimilated as daily mean collected from TAO web site
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 5 Level 5
CMCC GOFS16 (global 1/16°) Level 5 Level 5
MEDFS Level 1 Level 1

 

Platform: Ships observations

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above.

 

Center/ Institute System Name CTD/ Temp. CTD/ Salinity XBT, XCTD/ Temp. XCTD/ Salinity ADCP/ Current TSG/ Temp. TSG/ Salinity Bottle/ Oxygen Chl-a Nitrate Phosph. Silicate Sea Level Pressure Ocean Waves (SHIP Reports) Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
CHM-REMO RODAS Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
ECWAM
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 TS profiles  collected from GTS
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
HYCOM (1/12 degree)
SWAN
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree)
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 4 TS profiles  collected from GTS for operational model, WOD and GTAPP for  research mode.
MOVE (Regional) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 4
Wave DA Systems Level 4 Level 4 via. GTS
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12° Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
Reanalysis 1/12°
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
WAM3km
Met Office FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
FOAM shelf (1.5 km) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Collected from UK Met Office
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
CMCC GOFS16 (global 1/16°) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
MEDFS Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5

Platform: Other in-situ data

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above.

 

Center/ Institute System Name Drifter/ Temp. Drifter/
Velocity
Drifter/ ocean waves Drifter/ SLP Ocean glider/ Temp. Ocean glider/ Salinity Animal borne/
Temp.
Ice buoy/ ice drift Ice-tethered profiler/ Temp. Ice-tethered profiler / Salinity ALAMO Tide Gage Coastal Wave Recorders Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS Level 1 Level 1 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3
CHM-REMO RODAS Level 1 Level 1
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°)
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°)
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 1 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 1
ECWAM Level 1
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree)
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global)
HYCOM (1/12 degree)
SWAN
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree)
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 5 Level 4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 TS data on GTS are used in operation.
MOVE (Regional) Level 5 Level 1 Level 4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1
Wave DA Systems Level 4 Level 4
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12° Level 1 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1
Reanalysis 1/12°
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
WAM3km
Met Office FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
FOAM shelf (1.5 km) Level 5 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) Level 5 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 Level 4
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 4 Level 3 Level 3
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 5 Level 1 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
CMCC GOFS16 (global 1/16°) Level 1 Level 5 Level 5
MEDFS Level 3 Level 3 Level 1

 

Platform: Satellite Altimeter (SSHA and wave height)

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above.

 

Center/ Institute System Name TOPEX/ POSEIDON Jason-1 Jason-2 Jason-3 ERS-1 ERS-2 Envisat GFO CryoSAT2 AltiKa HY-2 Sentinel 3A Sentinel 3B SWOT COMPIRA Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
CHM-REMO RODAS Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 2 Level 2
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 2 Level 2
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3
ECWAM Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 3
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree) Level 5
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global)
HYCOM (1/12 degree)
SWAN
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Nadir altimetry data are collected from along-track multi-mission products
MOVE (Regional) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 3
Wave DA Systems Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 2 Level 2
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12° Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
Reanalysis 1/12°
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
WAM3km Level 1 Level 1
Met Office FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 2
FOAM shelf (1.5 km) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 2
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 2
WaveWatchIII Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Collected from AVISO web site (nrt.cmems-du.eu)
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
CMCC GOFS16 (global 1/16°) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
MEDFS Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5

Platform: Satellite SST (Infrared/Microwave)

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above.

 

Center/ Institute System Name AVHRR/ NOAA-18 AVHRR/ NOAA-19 AVHRR/ Metop-A AVHRR/ Metop-B AVHRR/ Metop-C VIIRS/ NOAA-20 VIIRS/ sNPP ABI/ GEOS-16 ABI/ GEOS-17 AMSR2/ GCOM-W WindSAT/ Coriolis SGLI/ GCOM-C SLSTR/
Sentinel-3
SEVIRI/ MSG-1 Himawari-8 Himawari-9 MI/ TRMM MODIS/ Aqua Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3
CHM-REMO RODAS
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°) Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 2 Level 4 Level 4
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°) Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 2 Level 4 Level 4
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 OSTIA (provided by UKMO)  is assimilated.
ECWAM
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global)
HYCOM (1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
SWAN
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree)
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 COBE-SST (provided by JMA) is Assimilated.
MOVE (Regional) Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 2 Level 2 Level 2 Level 4 Level 4 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3 Level 1 MGDSST (provided by JMA) is ssimilated.
Wave DA Systems
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12°
Reanalysis 1/12°
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 OSTIA (provided by UKMO)  is assimilated.
WAM3km
Met Office FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
FOAM shelf (1.5 km) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 OSTIA (provided by UKMO)  is relaxed.
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 OSTIA (provided by UKMO)  is relaxed.
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5 Level 3 Level 2 Level 5 Level 3
CMCC GOFS16 (global 1/16°) Level 5 Level 5
MEDFS Level 4 CMEMS SST TAC Merged product

Platform: Sea Ice Observations

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above..

 

Center/ Institute System Name Ice concentration Nimbus-7/ SSMR (Ice concentration) DMSP F-17/ SSMIS (Ice concentration) DMSP F-18/ SSMIS (Ice concentration) GCOM-W/ AMSR2 (Ice Concentration) Ice thickness ICESAT/ Ice thickness CryoSAT-2/ Ice thickness SMOS/Thin Ice thickness Ice Surface Temperature Ice Drift Ice Age / Ice Type Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS Level 3 Level 3
CHM-REMO RODAS
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°) Level 5 Level 1
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°) Level 5 Level 1
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 5 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 1 Use merged C2SMOS product for ice thickness
ECWAM
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree)
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global)
HYCOM (1/12 degree)
SWAN
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree)
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
MOVE (Regional) Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 SIC in MGDSST (provided by JMA) is assimilated.
Wave DA Systems
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12° Level 5 Level 1
Reanalysis 1/12°
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 5 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 5 Level 1 Level 4 Level 4 Level 5 Level 1
WAM3km
Met Office  FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 5 Level 3 Level 1
FOAM shelf (1.5 km)
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) Level 5
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Merge of Reynolds (Nimubus-7 and DNSP) and OSI-SAF (from DMSP/SSMI)
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 4 Level 2
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 5 Level 5 Level 3
CMCC GOFS16 (global 1/16°) Level 4 Nudging to Reynolds

Platform: Other satellite data

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021
Level descriptions as in graphic above.

 

Center/Institute System Name SMOS (SSS) Aquarius (SSS) SMAP (SSS) MODIS/ Aqua (Ocean Color) Notes
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS
CHM-REMO RODAS Level 3
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°)
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°)
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
ECWAM
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree)
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global)
HYCOM (1/12 degree)
SWAN
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree)
JMA MOVE (Global) Level 3 Level 1
MOVE (Regional)
Wave DA Systems
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12° Level 1 Level 1 Level 1
Reanalysis 1/12°
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) Level 3 Level 1
WAM3km
Met Office  FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) Level 3 Level 3 Level 3
FOAM shelf (1.5 km)
Coupled DA (1/4 degree)
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4 Level 5 Level 5 Level 5
NOAA RTOFS-DA Level 5 Level 5

References

Latest update: 13 Aug 2021

 

Center/Institute System Name References
BoM (CSIRO) OceanMAPS
CHM-REMO RODAS
ECCC GIOPS (global 1/4°)
RIOPS (Pac-Arctic-NAtl 1/12°)
ECMWF OCEAN5 Global 1/4 https://www.ocean-sci.net/15/779/2019/
ECWAM https://www.ecmwf.int/sites/default/files/elibrary/2017/17739-part-vii-ecmwf-wave-model.pdf
INCOIS RAIN (1/12 degree) https://incois.gov.in/portal/rain/rain_about.jsp
INCOIS-GODAS (1/2X1/4 global) https://incois.gov.in/portal/GODAS
HYCOM (1/12 degree) https://incois.gov.in/portal/HYCOM
SWAN https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876X.2020.1771811​
WAVEWATCH III (1 degree) http://swanmodel.sourceforge.net/
JMA MOVE (Global) Toyoda et al. (2013), doi: 10.11345/nctam.61.31; Takaya et al. (2018), doi: 10.1007/s00382-017-3638-5
MOVE (Regional) Hirose et al. (2019), doi:10.1007/s10236-019-01306-x
Wave DA Systems Kohno et al (2011), http://www.waveworkshop.org/12thWaves/
Mercator Ocean RT Global 1/12°
Reanalysis 1/12°
Regional 1/36°
MET Norway TOPAZ4 (Pan-Arctic) http://marine.copernicus.eu/documents/PUM/CMEMS-ARC-PUM-002-ALL.pdf 
WAM3km http://marine.copernicus.eu/documents/QUID/CMEMS-ARC-QUID-WAVE-002-014.pdf
Met Office  FOAM global and regional (1/4 and 1/12 degree) http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/7/2613/2014/gmd-7-2613-2014.html
FOAM shelf (1.5 km) https://www.ocean-sci.net/15/1133/2019/
Coupled DA (1/4 degree) https://www.ocean-sci.net/15/1307/2019/
WaveWatchIII
NASA GEOS S2Sv2 global 1/2 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2019JD031767
S2Sv3 MERRA2 Ocean 1/4
NOAA RTOFS-DA
CMCC GOFS gofs.cmcc.it
MEDFS medfs.cmcc.it

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