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Florida Straits, South Florida and Keys Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (FKeyS-HYCOM)

 

DESCRIPTION:

The current Florida Straits, South Florida and Keys (FKeyS) model domain and bathymetry (contours in m). It covers the Southwest Florida Shelf (SWFS), the Southeast Florida Shelf (SEFS), the Atlantic Florida Keys Shelf (AFKS) and the Straits of Florida, extending from Cuba to the Florida Keys and from the Bahamas to Biscayne Bay. (Dashed line Insert: previous FKEYS model domain, covering simulations from 2004 to 2012).

 

FB: Florida Bay, BB: Biscayne Bay and Marine Protected Areas, FK: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and DT: Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve.


RESOLUTION:

1/100 degree (~900 m), 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:

South Florida (SoFLA-HYCOM)

Gulf of Mexico (GoM-HYCOM)


DATA ASSIMILATION:

No Data Assimilation


FORCING:

Hindcast:

   (1) Coupled Ocean / Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System COAMPS (27 km): till April 2014

   (2) NAVy Global Environmental Model (NAVGEM, 0.5o): from January 2013

   (3) NAVy Global Environmental Model (NAVGEM, 0.281o): from January 2016

 

Forecast:

    NCEP Global Forecast System (GFS, 0.5c). Starting August 1, 2015, use of GFS 0.25c has been implemented.  It forecasts out to 180 hours.


APPLICATIONS:

Eddies in the Straits of Florida
Tortugas Eddy
High Resolution Currents
Sea Level Changes Due to Hurricanes
Fish Recruitment in the Florida Keys
animations
NEAR REAL TIME FORECASTS: Sea Surface Height and Surface Currents
NEAR REAL TIME FORECASTS: Sea Surface Temperature
NEAR REAL TIME FORECAST: Temperature at 50m
NEAR REAL TIME FORECASTS: Surface currents (day 0 - day 3)
NEAR REAL TIME FORECASTS: Surface currents (day 4 - day 7)


CONTACT:

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


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