Operating ROMS nowcast/forecast models

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Operating ROMS nowcast/forecast models

#1 Post by rsignell » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:53 pm


It would be nice to have a list of ROMS models running in operational or quasi-operational mode. I know of two:

Adriatic Sea:

Southern California Bight:

Are there more?


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Re: Operating ROMS nowcast/forecast models

#2 Post by marcelcure » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:26 am


A good idea to make a list of (pre-) operational ROMS models.

We have been running our model for the NE Atlantic since Jan 2007. The simulations can be viewed at :-

http://www.marine.ie/home/services/oper ... anForecast

online validation can be viewed at :-

http://www.marine.ie/home/services/oper ... Validation

We will shortly be adding microwave SST, tide gauge and some databuoy validations to this page.

The model forecast runs three times a week as well as a 7 day hindcast, which is saved. It has a 2.5 km grid size with 40 levels. It is nested within the MERCATOR system (http://www.mercator-ocean.fr).

I'd be more than happy to provide any details that about our setup.


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Re: Operating ROMS nowcast/forecast models

#3 Post by patrickm » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:18 am

We have also recently proposed a nowcast/forecast system over New Caledonia: http://prevision.ird.nc/ (look at PREVISIONS/OCEAN).
It is based on a protable package developped as part of the Romstools (IRD team).
Our New Caledonia system is presented in the July 2008 MERCATOR Newsletter n°30:
http://www.mercator-ocean.fr/html/lettr ... re_fr.html)

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Re: Operating ROMS nowcast/forecast models

#4 Post by longmtm » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:11 pm

The ChesROMS (Chesapeake ROMS) is also operationally running for about 1.5 years now.

More details:

http://ches.communitymodeling.org/model ... /index.php

Here are results daily for Sea Nettle, HAB and Pathogen Vibrio Cholerae based on empirical formulars involving ROMS predicted T and S.

A better GIS page with results is at

and daily ROMS output netcdf files are at

Wen Long

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