Ocean Circulation Group

The College of Marine Science – USF, Ocean Circulation Group maintains a coordinated program of coastal ocean observing and modeling for the West Florida Continental Shelf (WFS). Modeling includes a West Florida Shelf version of ROMS nested in the Navy’s operational HYCOM. We are also diagnosing model output from the Navy’s HYCOM, from NCSU’s SABGOM ROMS, and also from the NOAA RTOFS. All of these model-based, oil spill trajectory forecasts, each updated daily with new wind forecasts and new satellite derived oil location reinitializations are provided below.

· WFS Model Forecasts
· WFS Model Oil Spill Trajectory Hindcast/Forecast (superimposed with winds) New!
· WFS ROMS Oil Spill Trajectory Hindcast/Forecast (with surface currents and SST) New!
· WFS ROMS model Oil Spill Subsurface Trajectory Hindcast New!
· Global HYCOM based Oil Spill Trajectory Hindcast/Forecast New!
· Navy GOM HYCOM based Oil Spill Trajectory Hindcast/Forecast New!
· HYCOM based Oil Spill Trajectory Hindcast/Forecast New!
–> · SABGOM based Oil Spill Trajectory Hindcast/Forecast New!
· RTOFS based Oil Spill Trajectory Hindcast/Forecast New!
· Four-panel view of four oil spill trajectory models New!

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