Description and verification of a U.S. Naval Research Lab’s loosely coupled data assimilation system for the Navy’s Earth System Model

Neil P Barton1, E. Joseph Metzger2, Ole Martin Smedstad3, Benjamin C Ruston1, Alan J Wallcraft2, Timothy Whitcomb4, James A Ridout1, Luis Zamudio5, Pam Posey6, Carolyn A. Reynolds7, James G Richman5 and Michael Phelps8, (1)Naval Research Lab Monterey, Marine Meteorology, Monterey, CA, United States, (2)Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (3)Vencore, Inc., New Orleans, LA, United States, (4)Naval Research Lab, Monterey, CA, United States, (5)Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (6)Saskatoon, SK, Canada, (7)NRL, Monterey, CA, United States, (8)Jacobs Technology Inc., Stennis Space Center, MS, United States