Model Development and Hindcast Simulations of NOAA’s Gulf of Maine Operational Forecast System
AbstractThe National Ocean Service (NOS) of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is developing an operational nowcast/forecast system for the Gulf of Maine (GoMOFS). The system aims to produce real-time nowcasts and short-range forecast guidance for water levels, 3-dimensional currents, water temperature, and salinity over the broad GoM region. GoMOFS will be implemented using the Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS). This paper describes the system setup and results from a one-year (2012) hindcast simulation. The hindcast performance was evaluated using the NOS standard skill assessment software. The results indicate favorable agreement between observations and model forecasts. The root-mean-squared errors are about 0.12 m for water level, less than 1.5 °C for temperature, less than 1.5 psu for salinity, and less than 0.2 m/s for currents. It is anticipated to complete the system development and the transition into operations in fiscal year 2017. View Full-Text
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Yang, Z.; Richardson, P.; Chen, Y.; Kelley, J.G.W.; Myers, E.; Aikman, F., III; Peng, M.; Zhang, A. Model Development and Hindcast Simulations of NOAA’s Gulf of Maine Operational Forecast System. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2016, 4, 77.
Yang Z, Richardson P, Chen Y, Kelley JGW, Myers E, Aikman F, III, Peng M, Zhang A. Model Development and Hindcast Simulations of NOAA’s Gulf of Maine Operational Forecast System. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2016; 4(4):77.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Zizang; Richardson, Philip; Chen, Yi; Kelley, John G.W.; Myers, Edward; Aikman, Frank, III; Peng, Machuan; Zhang, Aijun. 2016. "Model Development and Hindcast Simulations of NOAA’s Gulf of Maine Operational Forecast System." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 4, no. 4: 77.
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