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Programmer/Analyst IV
Theme 1 Co-Investigator
Theme 1: Observations
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
92093-0230 La Jolla , CA
United States
Phone: (858) 534-3236
California US
E-mail address: 
Producing and analyzing estimates of the ocean state

Matthew Mazloff has been producing and analyzing a Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE) for over 6 years.  This observation–model synthesis is distributed via server (sose.ucsd.edu) and has a large international user community. Research using the SOSE has spanned a broad range of topics including papers on air-sea heat fluxes, the carbon cycle, the ocean circulation, and the dynamical balances governing this circulation.  The SOSE effort contributes to ongoing development of the 4D-Var assimilating version of the MIT general circulation ocean and sea-ice model.

Mazloff will lead the data assimilation component of the SOCCOM research program.  Mazloff is developing a state estimate of the California Current System (CCS) that includes biogeochemistry as part of the NASA Carbon Monitoring System effort. Using knowledge gained from this CCS state estimate, C-SOBOM biogeochemistry observations will be assimilated into the SOSE.  The goal will be to maximize the information content of individual SOCCOM observations by synthesizing them with a general circulation model and developing a best estimate of the current state, including biogeochemistry, of the Southern Ocean.