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U.S. Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Defense

Service Provider Description
The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) is a practical
demonstration of near-real-time, global ocean data assimilation that provides,
regular, complete descriptions of the temperature, salinity and velocity
structures of the ocean in support of operational oceanography,
seasonal-to-decadal climate forecasts and analyses, and oceanographic research.
The GODAE Monterey Server, sponsored mainly by the Office of Naval Research
(ONR), is intended to be a principal node in the US GODAE architecture. The US
GODAE Monterey Server is hosted by the U.S. Navy at FNMOC.

The server contains:

* real-time and historical oceanographic observations

* real-time and historical surface atmospheric forcing fields from Navy's
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center (FNMOC) and NOAA's
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) suitable for driving
GODAE ocean models

* a full suite of real-time surface and upper-air fields from FNMOC's Navy
Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS) model sufficient
to meet the needs of the Cooperative Opportunity for NCEP Data Using
Internet data distribution Technology (CONDUIT) program

* selected U.S. Navy operational ocean products

* ancillary data sets, such ocean climatology and bathymetry, important to
GODAE ocean modeling efforts

* GODAE demonstration products from various GODAE modeling groups.


[Summary provided by U.S. Navy]
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