Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 16, 831–845, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-831-2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 831–845, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-16-831-2020

Research article 17 Jul 2020

Research article | 17 Jul 2020

An approach to the verification of high-resolution ocean models using spatial methods

Ric Crocker et al.

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We assessed the potential benefit of a new verification metric, developed by the atmospheric community, to assess high-resolution ocean models against coarser-resolution configurations. Typical verification metrics often do not show any benefit when high-resolution models are compared to lower-resolution configurations. The new metric showed improvements in higher-resolution models away from the grid scale. The technique can be applied to both deterministic and ensemble forecasts.