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West Florida Shelf modelling system

I am developing a nowcast/forecast system for the West Florida Shelf. Information of this system and interactive access to model results can be found at West Florida Shelf simulations. This model is based on Regional Ocean Model System and nested in the Near Real-time 1/12° Atlantic HYCOM Nowcast/Forecast System.

Selected publications

  • Barth, A., A. Alvera-Azcárate, and R. H. Weisberg, Assimilation of High-Frequency Radar Currents in a Nested Model of the West Florida Shelf, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C08033, 2008. PDF doi:10.1029/2007JC004585
  • Barth, A., A. Alvera-Azcárate, and R. H. Weisberg, A Nested Model Study of the Loop Current Generated Variability and its Impact on the West Florida Shelf, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, C05009, 2008 PDF doi:10.1029/2007JC004492
  • A. Barth, A. Alvera-Azcárate, and R. H. Weisberg. Benefit of nesting a regional model into a large-scale ocean model instead of climatology. Application to the West Florida Shelf. Continental Shelf Research 28: 561-573, 2008. PDF doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.11.004
  • A. Barth, J.-M. Beckers, A. Alvera-Azcárate, and R. H. Weisberg. Filtering inertia-gravity waves from the initial conditions of the linear shallow water equations. Ocean Modelling, 19: 204-218, 2007. PDF doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2007.06.007
  • A. Barth, A. Alvera-Azcárate, J.-M. Beckers, and M. Rixen. Coupling a two-way nested primitive equation model and a statistical SST predictor of the Ligurian Sea via data assimilation. Ocean Modelling, 13(3-4):255-270, 2006. PDF doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2006.02.003
  • A. Barth, A. Alvera-Azcárate, J.-M. Beckers, M. Rixen, and L. Vandenbulcke. Multigrid state vector for data assimilation in a two-way nested model of the Ligurian Sea. Journal of Marine Systems, 65: 41-59, 2007. PDF doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.07.006
  • A. Barth, A. Alvera-Azcárate, M Rixen, and J.-M. Beckers. Two-way nested model of mesoscale circulation features in the Ligurian Sea. Progress In Oceanography, 66:171-189, 2005. PDF doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2004.07.017
  • PhD thesis: Assimilation of sea surface temperature and sea surface height in a two-way nested primitive equation model of the Ligurian Sea at University of Liege. PDF

Software

Octave is an open source alternative to Matlab. Most the scripts around the West Florida Shelf modelling system are written in Octave. I wrote the following toolboxes that are general-purpose and might be useful to you as well: WFS Simulations
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