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Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System (CYCOFOS) MFS Cyprus NRT forecasts

Data holding centreCYCOFOS - Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System
CountryCyprus  Cyprus
ProjectCyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System(CYCOFOS)
Time periodMarch 2002-
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Levantine Basin, Eastern Mediterranean sea, 33 30'° N to 36 45' deg. N - 31 30' deg. E to 36 deg. E

Observations 
Parameters

Vertical velocity of the water column (currents); Horizontal velocity of the water column (currents); Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

MFS Cyprus Near Real Time forecasts The CYCOM-Cyprus Coastal Ocean Model is a version of the POM that has been used in the MFS project for climatological and operational coastal and regional flow simulations. The CYCOM model is a high resolution flow model and has been upgraded to operational status since early March 2002. The CYCOM model with two open boundaries is nested operationally into the coarse grid of the MFS Mediterranean model, as well to ALERMO model. In CYCOFOS, the data for the initialisation and the boundary conditions, both lateral and atmospheric forcing are downloaded from the MFS, ALERMO and SKIRON operational systems. The CYCOM uses the atmospheric forcing provided by the MFS and by SKIRON for the high frequency forcing for the daily forecasts. The initial and boundary data used in CYCOM include the assimilation of weekly SST and SSH from satellites, provided also by the MFS system. The CYCOFOS flow model provides week forecasts for the forthcoming week, and daily forecasts for the coming 72 hours of currents, sea temperature, salinity and sea level.

OriginatorsCYCOFOS - Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System
Data web sitehttp://www.ucy.ac.cy/cycofos
Availability 
OrganisationCYCOFOS - Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactGeorge Zodiatis (Vice Director of the Oceanography Center)
Address

CYCOFOS - Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting and Observing System
Oceanography Center University of Cyprus P.O. BOX 20537
Nicosia

1678
Cyprus

Telephone+357-22892681
Facsimile+357-22892575
Emailgzodiac@ucy.ac.cy
Administration 
Collating centreCyprus Oceanography Center
Local identifier47002001
Global identifier1091
Last revised2008-12-15