Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 16, 875–893, 2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 875–893, 2020

Research article 23 Jul 2020

Research article | 23 Jul 2020

Assessing the role and consistency of satellite observation products in global physical–biogeochemical ocean reanalysis

David Andrew Ford

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Satellite observations of the ocean were combined with a numerical model to create simulations of the ocean state between 1998 and 2010. Relationships between physical and biogeochemical quantities were assessed to investigate whether observations of different variables are consistent in their representation of the Earth system. Good consistency was found. The results also highlighted ways in which the model could be improved and the respective impacts of using different observations.