Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
20 Sep 2018
Research article |  | 20 Sep 2018

Dense CTD survey versus glider fleet sampling: comparing data assimilation performance in a regional ocean model west of Sardinia

Jaime Hernandez-Lasheras and Baptiste Mourre


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AR by Jaime Hernandez Lasheras on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Aug 2018) by Reiner Onken
AR by Jaime Hernandez Lasheras on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Different sampling strategies have been assessed in order to evaluate the most efficient configuration for the assimilation of high resolution measurements into a regional ocean model. The results show the capability of the model to ingest both large scale and high resolution observations and the improvement of the forecast fields. In particular, the configurations using eight gliders and the one assimilating CTDs show similar results and the give the best performance among all the simulations