Currents in the Gulf of Trieste

Sea Surface Currents
Modeled Observed

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The results of the oceanographic numerical model to predict the surface currents in the Gulf of Trieste are shown (left figure) and compared with the latest HF radar measurements (right figure). This numerical model was developed as part of the Mercator Ocean 22050-COP-INNO USER project and became a part of the Copernicus Marine Service. The model calculates hourly forecasts of the currents for two days in advance and updates the display daily between 12 noon and 1 pm. The model for the boundary and initial conditions (currents and tides) uses the results of the daily runs of the north Adriatic model, which is in operation at the Slovenian Environment Agency (ARSO). The model for the north Adriatic is nested in the model for the Adriatic Sea (also in operation at ARSO), which in turn is nested in the model for the Mediterranean Sea (Copernicus Marine Service: Mediterranean Sea Physics Analysis and Forecast Service). The model shown on this website also uses as input the meteorological forecasts (wind speed and direction as well as air pressure) of the ALADIN/SI forecast model, which is in daily operation at ARSO, as well as the forecasts for the Soca outflows. The results are displayed in UTC and, in the case of HF radar measurements, with an additional delay of up to one hour.


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