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., Lumpkin, R., Perez, R. C., Lilly, J. M., Early, J. J., & Sykulski, A. M. (2016). A global surface drifter data set at hourly resolution. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(5), 2937–2966. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016JC011716