Archive for June 18th, 2010

The Navy’s Predictions are Correct

Friday, June 18th, 2010

So today's task was to look at Cook's data and compare it with the Navy's HYCOM model predictions. Now knowing how to do both in MATLAB we set off to produce some profile plots to make the comparison easier.

Cook Temperature Profile

HYCOM Temperature Profile

This is a comparison of Cook and HYCOM Temperature profiles. Both were constructed using data from Cook and HYCOM on June 18, 2010. Seeing that both show the same descending trend and are close in top and bottom temperatures Cook has confirmed what the HYCOM model predicted.

Cook Salinity Profile

HYCOM Salinity Profile

This is a comparison of Cook and HYCOM salinity profiles. Both were constructed using data from Cook and HYCOM on June 18, 2010. Seeing that both show a similar descending trend and have similar top and bottom salinities, the HYCOM prediction was proven to have been correct using Cook's data. The small difference seen at the surface between the two profiles is due to the heading error of Cook, which we are currently still working to fix.