For Drifters, HYCOM, MITgcm: Spectra and kinetic energy files. Please see readme.txt for a description of all data and code contained here. and - Compare kinetic energies (KE) of high-resolution global ocean models estimated from rotary spectra to KE in surface drifter observations.
- Near-inertial KE is closer to drifter observations in models with frequently updated wind forcing
- Internal tide KE is closer to drifter observations in models with topographic wave drag
Elipot, S., R. Lumpkin, R. C. Perez, J. M. Lilly, J. J. Early, and A. M. Sykulski (2016), "A global surface drifter dataset at hourly resolution", J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, doi:10.1002/2016JC011716.