Articles | Volume 8, issue 10
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3071–3104, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3071-2015
Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3071–3104, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-8-3071-2015

Model description paper 06 Oct 2015

Model description paper | 06 Oct 2015

ECCO version 4: an integrated framework for non-linear inverse modeling and global ocean state estimation

G. Forget et al.

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The ECCO v4 non-linear inverse modeling framework and its reference solution are made publicly available. The inverse estimate of ocean physics and atmospheric forcing yields a dynamically consistent and global state estimate without unidentified sources of heat and salt that closely fits in situ and satellite data. Any user can reproduce it accurately. Parametric and external model uncertainties are of comparable magnitudes and generally exceed structural model uncertainties.