Coupled to 3d version of POM model in Atlantic
(Identical to current version operational in GFDL)
Coupled to 1d Version of POM in all Other Ocean Basins (e.g.,Epac, Wpac, Indian Ocean, South Pacific)
(Current GFDL coupled to 1d version of POM in Eastern and Central Pacific)
Ocean initialized by the Navy Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation (NCODA) model on a daily basis in all basins except the Atlantic.
Loop Current, Gulf Stream, Warm and Cold Core Eddy Initialization in the Atlantic