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Intra-Americas Sea Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (IAS-HYCOM)

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

The Intra-Americas Sea (IAS) model domain and bathymetry (contours in m). It covers the Wider Caribbean Sea Region, extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Brazilian shelf and including part of the subtropical Atlantic Ocean.  The bathymetry includes corrections on Caribbean and Florida sills and passages.


RESOLUTION:

1/25 degree (~3.5 km), 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:

GLB-HYCOM


DATA ASSIMILATION:

outer model only


FORCING:

 

Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System NOGAPS (1 degree)

  Coupled Ocean / Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System COAMPS (27 km)


APPLICATIONS:

Seasonal variability
Inter-annual variability


CONTACT:

Villy Kourafalouvkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu


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