This web page presents the output from a coupled biogeochemical/physical free surface simulation in our archipelago domain. This is the latest forecast (issued on 20 March 2009).
The simulation is forced with a combination of COAMPS (wind stress) and NOGAPS (heat-flux, E-P) atmospheric forcing. It is initialized using a February climatology from the World Ocean Atlas, created using our Fast-Marching-Method Objective Analysis scheme to account for the complex geometries and the disconnected seas at depth. Large-scale open boundary conditions are weakly forced by HYCOM fields, provided by Joseph Metzger, Ole Martin Smedstad and Harley Hurlburt (NRL-SSC). The bathymetry used is that of Smith and Sandwell. All simulations are forced with our Generalized Inverse High-Resolution Barotropic Tides.
Remotely-sensed Sea Surface Height anomalies and Sea Surface Temperature are the only synoptic data utilized for initialization and assimilation. No hydrographic data are currently available.
Chlorophyll is presented as mg/m3 while all other quantities are presented as mmol N/m3.
|Mar. 17 - 21: Snapshot Time-Series of the Estimated Ocean State (every 6 hours)|
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|Southern Mindoro Strait||X||X||X||X||X|
|San Bernadino Strait||X||X||X||X||X|
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