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Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS) Model Output

The ROMS model is produced and distributed by Dr. Yi Chao and his team at UCLA through the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering and the west coast office of Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc.

    Depth

Enable ROMS Layer
ROMS Temperature
ROMS Salinity
ROMS Sea Surface Height
ROMS Ocean Currents
Enable Bathymetry Layer
  From To
Latitude
Longitude
Depth (m)
 

The six hourly nowcast and 72-hour forecast files are available via OpenDAP/THREDDS: Six hourly Nowcast, 72-hour Forecast

    Features and Limitations:

  • Depth menu: Clicking on one of these will update the ROMS layer so that the depth selected is displayed. Due to fixed colorbars, you may see black spaces or no data at all. This indicates that data is out of the color scale range.
  • Time menu: Selecting one of these will update the ROMS nowcast model that's displayed.
  • Checkboxes: Use these to toggle layers on and off. Bathymetry will be displayed below the ROMS model output.
  • Radio buttons: The radio buttons control the ROMS model variable shown. Only one ROMS model variable can be shown at any time.
  • From/To/Lat/Lon/Depth: These input fields control the cross-section tool, allowing for higher precision selection of a cross-section. Cross-sections can only be generated if 2 markers have been selected.
  • A vertical profile will always generated at every point selected.
  • Info window: The info window is used to display useful information about the location where you last clicked. If you have the cross-section tool enabled, you will see a cross section plot for the current variable. Otherwise, you will find a vertical profile plot for Salinity, Temperature, and Ocean Currents.

    Known Bugs:

  • Image Generation: Images aren't generated on-demand with IE.
  • Interpolation: The cross-section interpolation mechanism was optimized for speed. The trade-off is accuracy in spacing. You may notice interpolation artifacts with steep slopes.
  • Interpolation: Horizontal and vertical cross-sections may not work.
  • Drosophila melanogaster (ie: Your bugs may vary)

For more information on ROMS, please visit the ROMS website.

Data availability:
This model output has been produced and provided by by Dr. Yi Chao and his team at UCLA through the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering and the west coast office of Remote Sensing Solutions, Inc. Usual latency can range from 12 to 24 hours.

Disclaimer:
This data and modeled output should not be used for navigational purposes. No warranty is either expressed or implied. Map content is subject to change without notice. Permission has been granted by Dr.Yi Chao for the publication of the ROMS model output here on the SCCOOS website.

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