Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Research article
27 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 27 Jul 2018

OSSE for a sustainable marine observing network in the Sea of Marmara

Ali Aydoğdu, Timothy J. Hoar, Tomislava Vukicevic, Jeffrey L. Anderson, Nadia Pinardi, Alicia Karspeck, Jonathan Hendricks, Nancy Collins, Francesca Macchia, and Emin Özsoy


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AR by Ali Aydoğdu on behalf of the Authors (15 May 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 May 2018) by Olivier Talagrand
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (31 May 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (05 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Jun 2018) by Olivier Talagrand
Short summary
This study presents, to our knowledge, the first data assimilation experiments in the Sea of Marmara. We propose a FerryBox network for monitoring the state of the sea and show that assimilation of the temperature and salinity improves the forecasts in the basin. The flow of the Bosphorus helps to propagate the error reduction. The study can be taken as a step towards a marine forecasting system in the Sea of Marmara that will help to improve the forecasts in the adjacent Black and Aegean seas.