9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
[ACG36-16] An LETKF-based ocean reanalysis for the Asia-Oceania region using Himawari-8 SSTs
Keywords:southeast Asia, western Pacific, ocean reanalysis, LETKF, Himawari-8 SST
Oceanic data assimilation for the southeast Asian coastal region (off Thailand and Vietnam) is a new challenge of several reasons. One reason is that the availability of the Argo float observations is limited. We have established capability to use both AQC Argo data version 1.2 (provided by JAMSTEC) and GTSPP (Sun et al. 2010) in the western South China Sea. Another region is that high-resolution atmospheric forcing associated with the southwesterly summer and northeasterly winter monsoon is necessary to reproduce the coastal upwelling and cold tongue along the Vietnam coast, respectively. Consequently, we have investigated by performing two assimilation runs to compare a reanalysis wind forcing (JRA55; Kobayashi et al. 2015) and a satellite wind forcing (J-OFURO3; Tomita et al. in prep.). The last reason is the assessment of salinity distribution in the reanalysis data that may be attributed to the treatment of fresh-water discharges from rivers. Building a link between the additional in-site/remote-sensing measurements of shelf waters and H8-SST assimilation system in our next step.