CODAM - The Center for Ocean Data Assimilation and Modeling
The Center for Ocean Data Assimilation and Modeling (CODAM)
is a consortium of NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
The Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
of Princeton University. The center will collaborate with NOAA's
National Center for Environmental Prediction
and other laboratories and universities.
The Main Goals of the Center are:
- To develop and test methods for systematic development of ocean
circulation models and the assimilation of oceanographic data in ocean
models in support of the ocean modeling and prediction community.
- To generate by means of data assimilation and data analyses
comprehensive oceanographic data sets that will allow researchers to test
different nowcast/forecast systems and ocean models.
- To create a forum for discussion and information exchange on modeling and
data assimilation issues and to define and plan future research.
Background and Current Research
Traditionally, ocean circulation models have played a major role in
the research at GFDL and AOS. Two of the most widely used ocean models,
the Bryan-Cox, Modular Ocean Model
and the Blumberg-Mellor, Princeton Ocean Model
have been developed here.
Continuous model development and support to over 500 users of these models
are now provided through informal communication between the users and
GFDL and AOS. The center will formalize these efforts and will
pursue intercomparisons between the two models
The ocean models and data assimilation methods developed at GFDL and AOS
have already led to operational products through collaborate with NCEP.
MOM is part of a coupled ocean-atmosphere model that is used by NCEP for
seasonal and interannual climate prediction.
POM is coupled to NCEP's meso-scale ETA model and runs quasi-operationally
as part of the East Coast Forecast System
POM is also part of the Navy's efforts in Data Assimilation and Model
Evaluation Experiments (DAMEE).
See a reference list of selected papers associated
with ocean modeling and data assimilation studies at GFDL and AOS.
The Core Scientists Associated with CODAM
- NCEP (and other collaborators and visitors)
This page is maintained by:
Tal Ezer (email@example.com)
Program in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences,
P.O.Box CN710, Sayre Hall,
Princeton, NJ 08544-0710