A high-resolution (750m) free-running hydrodynamic simulation of the Hawkesbury Shelf region off Southeastern Australia (2012-2013) using the Regional Ocean Modeling System

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The student involved in the project Dr Nina Ribbat has given permission for the model output to be made publicly avaialble.
The model output is obtained from a configuration of the Regional Ocean Modeling System (www.myroms.org) free-running, hydrodynamic simulation of the Hawkesbury Shelf region of the East Australian Current System. The model has a horizontal resolution of 750m and 30 vertical s-levels. The model domain covers the continental shelf region of southeastern Australia from 31.5S- 34.5S extending ~150km offshore, and the grid is orientated 27 degrees clockwise to be predominantly orientated alongshore. The time period covered is 1 Jan 2012 to 31 Dec 2013. The model output provided are 2 hourly snapshots and daily averages of the following variables: Two-dimensional variables: Sea surface height (zeta), barotropic cross-grid velocity (u) and barotropic along-grid velocity (v)Three-dimensional variables: Temperature (temp), salinity (salt), cross-grid velocity (u), along-grid velocity (v) and vertical velocity (w).
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Due to the size of the model output, one full month of model output from all fields is made available. For access to the full model run, contact Prof Moninya Roughan mroughan@unsw.edu.au
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East Australian Current
Hawkesbury Bioregion
Hydrodynamic Modeling
Ocean Modelling
download HSM_his_22Feb2012.nc 1.36 GB The Network Common Data Form
download HSM_dailyavg_14Feb2012_8Mar2012.nc 1.87 GB The Network Common Data Form
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Advancing dynamical understanding in the East Australian Current: Optimising the ocean observation and prediction effort. - AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL-DISCOVERY PROJECT - DISCOVERY PROJECT - DP140102337