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Atlantic RTOFS Development

Atlantic RTOFS is the first of a series of ocean forecast systems based on HYCOM. Part of the development of this system was done under a multi-national HYCOM Consortium funded by NOPP. HYCOM is the result of collaborative efforts among the University of Miami, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as part of the multi-institutional HYCOM Consortium for Data-Assimilative Ocean Modeling funded by the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP) to develop and evaluate a data-assimilative hybrid isopycnal-sigma-pressure (generalized) coordinate ocean model.

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Evaluation

The NWS/NCEP Ocean Prediction Center has completed an evaluation of Atlantic RTOFS. Their report is available here (pdf).

Model Configuration

Atlantic RTOFS Orthogonal grid with approximate grid spacing indicated
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Atlantic RTOFS bathymetry
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