Physical oceanographer at NOAA/NCEP/EMC - USA
Jim is an oceanographer at NOAA/NCEP/EMC. He developed a new ocean data assimilation system for NCEP Real-Time Ocean Forecast System: RTOFS-DA. The system went operational at NCEP in December, 2020. The forecast model used is HYCOM and the variational assimilation system is executed once a day producing 8 day forecasts on a global 1/12 deg grid. HYCOM is coupled to CICE and forced by GFS. Prior to the analysis a fully automated ocean data quality control system is executed in real-time.
Jim’s interests are ocean data assimilation, ocean data quality control, and ocean data impacts. He is a member of the Data Assimilation and Observing System Evaluation task teams.