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ROMS Ocean Model Compare Forecasts

These figures show the forecast for three different regions, the Hawaiian Islands, the island of Oahu, and the southern shore of Oahu. The ROMS model output is saved every three hours, but for a general view of the data, the variables are available for each day and for every 6 hours in the animations, except for the surface height. The surface height is averaged over 27 hours to capture the main tidal constituents. The four-panels below display the temperature, salinity, velocity, and surface height for each region. The latest forecast run available is shown as the earliest date on the select date pull-down menu. The next day is identified as the 24 hour forecast, or 2 day forecast, and the following forecast days are named consecutively up to the last day (8 day forecast or 3 day forecast). For background purposes, an overview of the Hawai'i Ocean Climate may be found here.


Select Region: Select Date: Select Depth:


Temp  Salt
Vel  Surface Topography

Note: These model data were generated as part of an academic research project, and the principal investigator, Brian Powell, asks to be informed of intent for scientific use and appropriate acknowledgment given in any publications arising therefrom. The data are provided free of charge, without warranty of any kind.

Please consider acknowledging PacIOOS in any distribution or publication of data as follows: Data provided by PacIOOS (www.pacioos.org), which is a part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), funded in part by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Award #NA11NOS0120039.