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An Operational Model for the West Iberian Coast: Products and Services : Volume 9, Issue 2 (12/04/2012)

By Mateus, M.

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Title: An Operational Model for the West Iberian Coast: Products and Services : Volume 9, Issue 2 (12/04/2012)  
Author: Mateus, M.
Volume: Vol. 9, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Ocean, Science
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Riflet, G., Fernandes, L., Chambel, P., Juliano, M., Neves, R., Campuzano, F.,...Pablo, H. D. (2012). An Operational Model for the West Iberian Coast: Products and Services : Volume 9, Issue 2 (12/04/2012). Retrieved from

Description: MARETEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisboa, Portugal. The paper presents the structure and application of a regional scale operational modelling tool for the West Iberian coast. The forecasting suite includes nested hydrodynamic models forced with up-to-date meteorological forecast data and large scale model results as lateral boundary conditions. The present status of the system and its recent upgrades are reviewed, offering a general description of the main components of the system: circulation model, qualitative and quantitative validation methodology and type of results. Seasonal differences in temperature, salinity and current velocity fields are illustrated with model results, and the validation shows a satisfactory reproduction of the top and deep layers thermodynamics. The system provides boundary forcing for a number of local scale model applications via downscaling of the solution, and its potential for products and services for both scientific and coastal management activities is discussed here.

An operational model for the West Iberian coast: products and services

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