Information about dataset 106

Unqualified dataset name ROMS-Nordic4km-V2
Full dataset name ADC/ROMS-Nordic4km-V2
abstract This ocean model is operated at 4km resolution covering the Nordic Seas. This specific dataset provides daily mean information at several levels in the ocean. This is the second version of the Nordic4 setup. A numerical model is applied to describe the dynamics of the oceans, such as sea level variations (tides and storm surge), movements in the water column (currents) and the salinity and temperature. To simulate the ocean, a 3-D grid is applied with different sizes, i.e., small grids for fine scale or detailed calculations, and larger or coarser grids to cover larger areas (and depth). The model runs on a supercomputer, and provides forecasts of sea level, currents, salinity and temperature for a time-range between 66 (2.75 days) and 240 hours (10 days). The model is run operationally, i.e, in a "24/7/365" environment to provide a 99.5% stability on a yearly basis. Currents from the model is further applied in emergency-models that simulates pathways of oil slicks and drifting objects (Search And Rescue). The ocean model used is the Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS). This is a three-dimensional, free-surface, terrain-following numerical model that solve the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations using the hydrostatic and Boussinesq assumptions (Haidvogel et al., 2008). Haidvogel, D. B., H. Arango, W. P. Budgell, B. D. Cornuelle, E. Curchitser, E. Di Lorenzo, K. Fennel, W. R. Geyer, A. J. Hermann, L. Lanerolle, J. Levin, J. C. McWilliams, A. J. Miller, A. M. Moore, T. M. Powell, A. F. Shchepetkin, C. R. Sherwood, R. P. Signell, J. C. Warner, and J. Wilkin, Ocean forecasting in terrain-following coordinates: Formulation and skill assessment of the Regional Ocean Modeling System, JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS, 227, 3595–3624, 2008.
activity_type Model run
area Nordic Seas
bounding_box 79.8104,46.5628,-28.5561,87.6855
Conventions CF
data_file_location FIXME
data_file_size FIXME
datacollection_period 2015-05-18 to 2016-12-31
dataref_FTP URL
dataset_name ADC ROMS-Nordic4km-V2
distribution_statement CC BY/NLOD
file_format NetCDF/CF
history 2015-06-17 creation
institution Norwegian Meteorological Institute (
operational_status Previous operational
PI_name Harald Engedahl
product_name Nordic4km daily V2
project_name Public service
title ROMS Nordic4km daily values
topiccategory oceans
variable Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents > HIDDEN
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature > HIDDEN
Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature > HIDDEN
Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity > HIDDEN
Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration > HIDDEN