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REAL TIME 7-day Forecasts of Gulf of Mexico high resolution

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

This high resolution regional model configuration for the Gulf of Mexico covers the same domain as the 1/25 degree GoM-HYCOM, but at double the grid resolution (1/50 degree, about 1.8 km; see more attributes below). It is fully nested in global HYCOM (GLB) and it is using daily freshwater inputs for a large number of GoM rivers. It uses the data assimilation scheme developed in collaboration with the Ocean Modeling and OSSE Center (OMOC). This model is used for Gulf of Mexico regional studies and forecasts.

 

Forecast: Sea Surface Height and Surface Currents

Forecast: Sea Surface Temperature

Forecast: Temperature at 50m

Forecast: Sea Surface Salinity

 

 


RESOLUTION:

~1.8km (0.02°), 32 vertical levels (isopycnic/z-coordinates in deep water, sigma coordinates over shelf)

 


OUTER MODELS:

GLOBAL HYCOM (GLB-HYCOM)


DATA ASSIMILATION:

Yes


FORCING:

NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS, 0.25o)


CONTACT:

Villy Kourafalouvkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu
HeeSook Kanghkang@rsmas.miami.edu


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