Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 11, 879–896, 2015
Ocean Sci., 11, 879–896, 2015

Research article 16 Nov 2015

Research article | 16 Nov 2015

Evaluation of numerical models by FerryBox and fixed platform in situ data in the southern North Sea

M. Haller et al.

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Short summary
Automated measurement systems called FerryBox are installed on cargo ships in the North Sea. Operational model forecasts have been compared to FerryBox data of water temperature and salinity. We wanted to know how well the simulations agree with the observations. We found out that water temperature simulation gives satisfying results, while salinity simulation still could be improved. It turned out that assimilation of observational data into operational models gives strong benefits.