Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS): Oahu South Shore


Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) 3-day, 3-hourly forecast for the region surrounding the south shore of the island of Oahu at approximately 200-m resolution. Boundary conditions provided by the wider ROMS model for the region surrounding the island of Oahu (ROMS_HIOG) at approximately 1-km resolution. Atmospheric forcing generated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for the region surrounding the island of Oahu (WRF_OA) at approximately 1.5-km resolution. Tide forcing uses the Oregon State University (OSU) Tidal Prediction Software (OTPS) TOPEX/Poseidon global inverse solution (TPXO) to derive barotropic tidal elevation and velocity. Data are assimilated over the previous 3 days using all available observations to improve the model estimate of current ocean state (its nowcast) before forecasts are run. Assimilated observations may include satellite-based sea surface temperatures from MODIS, AVHRR, or OSTIA; satellite-based sea surface height from AVISO; surface currents from PacIOOS high-frequency radios (HFR); and in-situ water temperature and salinity profiles from ARGO floats and ocean glider autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). While considerable effort has been made to implement all model components in a thorough, correct, and accurate manner, numerous sources of error are possible. As such, please use these data with the caution appropriate for any ocean related activity.

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Point of Contact Brian Powell
University of Hawaii
powellb@hawaii.edu
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Originator Brian Powell
University of Hawaii
powellb@hawaii.edu
Online Resource
Distributor Jim Potemra
Dataset Point of Contact Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
General Documentation
Associated Documentation Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Date(s) creation: 2010-06-01
issued: 2010-06-01
revision: 2015-05-28
creation: 2010-06-01
issued: 2010-06-01
revision: 2015-05-28
creation: 2010-06-01
issued: 2010-06-01
revision: 2015-05-28
creation: 2010-06-01
issued: 2010-06-01
revision: 2015-05-28
creation: 2010-06-01
issued: 2010-06-01
revision: 2015-05-28
Purpose PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
Use Limitations
Time Period 2015-05-01T00:00:00Z to 2019-04-18T00:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 21.32355° S: 21.23194° E: -157.79033° W: -158.12178°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models
  • Earth Science Services > Models > Weather Research/Forecast Models
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Optics > Turbidity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Potential Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Surface Topography > Sea Surface Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents

GCMD Platform Keywords
  • Models/Analyses > > Operational Models

GCMD Instrument Keywords
  • Not Applicable > Not Applicable

CF Standard Name Table v39
  • sea_binary_mask
  • sea_surface_height
  • eastward_sea_water_velocity
  • northward_sea_water_velocity
  • sea_water_potential_temperature
  • sea_water_salinity
  • sea_water_turbidity
  • forecast_period
  • latitude
  • longitude
  • depth
  • time
  • forecast_reference_time

Data Center keywords GCMD Data Center Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Place keywords GCMD Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Hawaii
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu > Honolulu
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu > South Shore
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Oahu > Waikiki

Project keywords GCMD Project Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Lineage Statement New grid (04/2015) ; FMRC Best Dataset