Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
10 May 2023
Research article |  | 10 May 2023

Modelling the barotropic sea level in the Mediterranean Sea using data assimilation

Marco Bajo, Christian Ferrarin, Georg Umgiesser, Andrea Bonometto, and Elisa Coraci

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Cited articles

Bajo, M.: Improving storm surge forecast in Venice with a unidimensional Kalman filter, Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci., 239, 106773,, 2020. a
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Bajo, M., Biasio, F. D., Umgiesser, G., Vignudelli, S., and Zecchetto, S.: Impact of using scatterometer and altimeter data on storm surge forecasting, Ocean Model., 113, 85–94,, 2017. a, b, c
Short summary
This work uses a hydrodynamic model which assimilates in situ data to reproduce tides, surges, and seiches in the Mediterranean basin. Furthermore, we study the periods of the barotropic modes of the Mediterranean and Adriatic basins. This research aims to improve the forecasting and reanalysis for operational warning and climatological studies. It aims also to reach a better knowledge of these sea level components in this area.