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USF Nowcast - Forecast Model of Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Nowcast-Forecast System

A numerical ocean model is adapted to the bathymetry and morphology of Tampa Bay. Additional details on the model are here.

The model is divided into a nowcast and forecast modes. The nowcast provides estimates of the circulation in Tampa Bay at the current time and previous 24 hours. The forecast provides a similar estimate for the future 24 hours.

The model is temporarily down for redesign of file structure. Files are not up to date. Latest Nowcast Surface Elevation
Latest Nowcast Surface Salinity
Latest Nowcast Surface Currents

Latest Forecast Surface Elevation
Latest Forecast Surface Salinity
Latest Forecast Surface Currents

Download latest nowcast and forecast model output.These are binary netCDF files. Download by right-clicking links and selecting "Save as..."

This information is a free service of the Ocean Monitoring and Prediction Laboratory at the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice and is intended for research purposes only. It should not be used for navigational, industrial, or management purposes.

For more information contact:
Dr. Steven Meyers
Prof. Mark Luther

Last updated: December 5, 2013

Link to NOAA Tampa Bay nowcast-forecast system.