A Real Time Ocean Forecast System for the North Atlantic Ocean

  • Author(s): Avichal Mehra and Ilya Rivin
  • DOI: 10.3319/TAO.2009.04.16.01(IWNOP)
  • Keywords: Ocean modeling, Operational oceanography, Hybrid models
  • Citation: Mehra, A. and I. Rivin, 2010: A real time ocean forecast system for the North Atlantic Ocean. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 21, 211-228, doi: 10.3319/TAO.2009.04.16.01(IWNOP)
Abstract

The Real Time Ocean Forecast System (RTOFS) for the North Atlantic is an ocean forecast system based on the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM). HYCOM is the result of a collaborative effort between the University of Miami, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as part of a multi-institutional HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling funded by the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP) to develop and evaluate a data-assimilative hybrid isopycnal-sigma-pressure (generalized) coordinate ocean model. This paper describes the RTOFS-Atlantic, an operational real time ocean nowcast/forecast system for the North Atlantic running daily at National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP).

 

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