Funded by European Commission
V Framework Program
Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development

Malta Shelf Model
Physical Oceanography Unit - University of Malta

Forecast data

Model code Princeton Ocean Model
Geographical area covered 13.8° E - 14.1°E & 35.42°N - 37.21°N
Bathymetry DBDB1 bi-linearly interpolated into the shelf model grid
Horizontal resolution 1/64° x 1/64° (~1.5 Km) or 1/96° x 1/96° (~1 Km)
Vertical resolution 20 sigma layers logarithmically distributed
Advection of traces Smolarkiewicz upstream scheme with anti-diffusive velocities
Lateral boundary conditions one-way nesting with the MFSTEP-Sicilian Channel Regional Model
Surface boundary conditions one-way asynchronous coupling with the SKIRON atmospheric forecast fields.
Initialization downscaling from the MFSTEP-OGCM to the SCRM using VIFOP method
Forecast duration 4-days forecast

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