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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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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.