Ocean Observing and Climate
Joint Grant Scheme VOS Metadata Project - WP2 - VOSClim

The VOSClim project contains observations from a subset of the VOS, recruited for making regular reports, having good reporting practices and extensive metadata available. Additionally, the VOSClim reports have collocated reports from a NWP model appended. Details of the project, together with the data, can be found on the VOSClim website.

The aims of this work package were to make an assessment of the bias and random errors in the VOS observations by using the observations and model output available from the VOSClim dataset. Due to delays in the data becoming available and problems with the VOSClim datastreams only a preliminary analysis of the dataset has been performed. Details of this analysis and an assessment of VOSClim can be found in the following reports.