Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 15, 1307–1326, 2019

Special issue: The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS):...

Ocean Sci., 15, 1307–1326, 2019

Research article 07 Oct 2019

Research article | 07 Oct 2019

Assessment of ocean analysis and forecast from an atmosphere–ocean coupled data assimilation operational system

Catherine Guiavarc'h et al.


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AR by Chris Harris on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Jul 2019) by Pierre-Yves Le Traon
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Jul 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Aug 2019) by Pierre-Yves Le Traon
Short summary
Coupled atmosphere–ocean modelling systems allow changes in the ocean to directly and immediately feed back on the atmosphere and enable improved weather prediction and ocean forecasts. This is particularly true if the coupled feedbacks are also considered in the way real-time observations of the atmospheric and oceanic states are used to obtain the initial conditions for the forecasts. Here we demonstrate promising performance from such a coupled system when used for ocean prediction.