Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 17, 1791–1813, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1791-2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 1791–1813, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-1791-2021

Research article 07 Dec 2021

Research article | 07 Dec 2021

Assimilating realistically simulated wide-swath altimeter observations in a high-resolution shelf-seas forecasting system

Robert R. King and Matthew J. Martin

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on os-2021-64', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Robert King, 30 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on os-2021-64', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Robert King, 30 Sep 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on os-2021-64', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Sep 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Robert King, 30 Sep 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on os-2021-64', Andrew Moore, 23 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Robert King on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Oct 2021) by Andrew Moore
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Oct 2021)
ED: Publish as is (09 Nov 2021) by Andrew Moore
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Short summary
The SWOT satellite will provide a step change in our ability to measure the sea surface height over large areas, and so improve operational ocean forecasts, but will be affected by large correlated errors. We found that while SWOT observations without these errors significantly improved our system, including correlated errors degraded most variables. To realise the full benefits offered by the SWOT mission, we must develop methods to account for correlated errors in ocean forecasting systems.