Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 13, 925–945, 2017

Special issue: REP14-MED: A Glider Fleet Experiment in a Limited Marine...

Ocean Sci., 13, 925–945, 2017

Research article 20 Nov 2017

Research article | 20 Nov 2017

Forecast skill score assessment of a relocatable ocean prediction system, using a simplified objective analysis method

Reiner Onken

Data sets

REP14 data Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

Short summary
An ocean prediction model was driven by observations via assimilation. The best forecast was obtained using a smoothing scale of 12.5 km and a time window of 24 h for data selection. Mostly, the forecasts were better than that of a run without assimilation, the skill score increased with increasing forecast range, and the score for temperature was higher than the score for salinity. It is shown that a vast number of data can be managed by the applied method without data reduction.