Components of systems

The systems being used at Mercator Ocean are based on multiple data sources for operational needs (near real-time data) as well as reanalysis needs (delayed time data). These data sources are also leveraged for validation of these systems.

Operational systems

An operational numerical forecasting system is the combination of a model configuration and a real time assimilation system. Each week, Mercator Ocean runs a full range of operational systems for analysing and forecasting the ocean in three dimensions.