Ocean and Atmospheric Models in the CeNCOOS Region
Two ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System) models encompassing Central and Northern California are currently available; the West Coast ROMS which extends from Canada to Mexico at a resolution of 10 km, and the California ROMS which spans from just north of the CA-Oregon border south to Mexico and has a resolution of 3 km. Both models provide information on sea surface height, water temperature, salinity, and currents. Previously, an additional ROMS model was run at a higher-resolution in Monterey Bay. Additionally, an interactive map display (SCCOOS link) and surfce current animations are available for the 3-km California ROMS data. More detailed information regarding the models and their data products can be accessed through the links below.