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REAL TIME 7-day Forecasts around South Florida and Florida Straits

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

The Florida Straits, South Florida and Keys Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (FKeyS-HYCOM) has been utilized for the 7-day forecast system, which provides forecast of all hydrodynamic variables through the water column.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is a research product and the University of Miami bears no responsibility for model uncertainties influencing the forecast fields.

 

The following four fields are being updated daily; several other fields can be made available (request to vkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu).

Sea Surface Height and Surface Currents

Sea Surface Temperature

Temperature at 50m

Surface Currents (day 0 - day 3)

Surface Currents (day 4 - day 7)


RESOLUTION:

1/100 degrees (~900m), 26 vertical levels (sigma/z-coordinate in the upper model layers and near the shelf and isopycnic coordinate in deep waters).

 

 


NESTED: Yes


OUTER MODELS:

Gulf of Mexico (GoM-HYCOM)

 


DATA ASSIMILATION:

No Data Assimilation

 


FORCING:

NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS, 0.25o).

It forecasts out to 180 hours.

 

 


CONTACT:

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


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