GoMSS Nowcast Documentation

This is a collection of documentation about the Gulf of Maine and Scotian Shelf (GoMSS) Nowcast project. The focus of the project is the automated production of a daily ocean physics prediction for the GoMSS region using the NEMO version 3.6 ocean model.

About the Project

High-resolution ocean forecasting models have been developed in DFO under the coordination of the DFO-EC-DND inter-departmental CONCEPTS program. The models are based on the Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean (NEMO), a state-of-the-art community ocean model framework that includes comprehensive ocean dynamics. Recent results have shown the benefits of upgrading the model codes to NEMO version 3.6. Besides the ongoing work in CONCEPTS to develop 24/7 operational forecasting capacity on EC computers, it is also desirable for DFO researchers to carry out operational tests for technical development, and the results for such tests can also provide open boundary forcing to the nearshore forecasting models under development for various DFO projects.

The objective of this project is to develop software for automatic online documenting of model codes, model configuration and analysis scripts, and routine downloading large-scale model outputs for setting up the initial and boundary conditions of the NEMO models, and atmospheric forcing fields for driving the ocean models.

This project draws inspiration and some software from the Salish Sea NEMO model, its nowcast/forecast system, and the software that powers it.


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