Assessment of Skill for Coastal Ocean Transients (ASCOT-01)
Data collected from the NATO Reseach Vessel Alliance, the R/V Lucky Lady (UMass.- Dartmouth), the R/V Neritic (UMass.-Boston) during the period 6-8 June 2001 has been combined with historical Massachusetts Bay data to provide an estimate for the current synoptic conditions. This estimate of synoptic conditions provide the initialization conditions for the Harvard Ocean Prediction System (HOPS) model simulations.
The ASCOT-01 simulation and operational system consists of a set of three two-way nested domains: the Northwest Atlantic (NWA), the Gulf of Maine (GOM) and Massachusetts Bay (MB). The specifics of the individual domains are given in other documents. The coupled biological/physical simulations are being only run in the MB domain in a stand-alone mode.
The quantities included in the products below include: chlorophyll, zooplankton, NO3, and NH4 for various depths. Products include maps of the respective quantities at different levels as well as a vertical section of chlorophyll across Massachusetts Bay. Values of the quantities are millimoles nitrogen per meter3, with the exception of chlorophyll, which is milligrams per meter3.
|16 June 2001||17 June 2001|
|18 June 2001||19 June 2001|
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