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A Comparison of Analysis and Initialization Increments in an Operational Data-Assimilation System

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  • 1 National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
  • | 2 Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, California
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Abstract

We have compared analysis increments produced by the optimal interpolation scheme and initialization increments produced by the nonlinear normal-mode initialization scheme in the U.S. Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System. Results indicate that analysis increments of height in the tropics are partially removed by the subsequent initialization. Similar results are obtained for the field of horizontal velocity divergence within the extratropics as well as tropics. Consequently, for some fields in some areas, the initialized analyses are primarily defined by the model-produced background field, irrespective of the availability of observations or model error estimates.

Abstract

We have compared analysis increments produced by the optimal interpolation scheme and initialization increments produced by the nonlinear normal-mode initialization scheme in the U.S. Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System. Results indicate that analysis increments of height in the tropics are partially removed by the subsequent initialization. Similar results are obtained for the field of horizontal velocity divergence within the extratropics as well as tropics. Consequently, for some fields in some areas, the initialized analyses are primarily defined by the model-produced background field, irrespective of the availability of observations or model error estimates.

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