MFS
Indicators

Indicators

SST
SST Anomaly
SSS
HC
HC Anomaly
Net Volume Transports
Net Volume Transports Anomaly

 Mediterranean Forecasting System (MFS) Indicators

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BOSS4GMES MFS Indicator List

SST

Sea Surface Temperature [°C]

SST anomaly

Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly [°C]

The difference between the SST of the model
and the SST of the Medatlas climatology (1).

SSS

Sea Surface Salinity [PSU]

HC

Heat Content [1021J]

Calculated in 0-150 m upper layer by multiplying the volume of water
by its density and specific heat capacity.

HC anomaly

Heat Content Anomaly [1021J]

The difference between the HC of the model and the HC of the Medatlas climatology (1).

Net Volume Transports

Net Volume Transports [Sv]

Calculated for the Strait of Gibraltar, Sicily Channel, and Corsica Channel.
Sv = 106 m3/s.

Net Volume Transports Anomaly

Net Volume Transports Anomaly [Sv]

The difference between the Net Volume Transport of the model
and the Net Volume Transport of the MFS sys3a climatology (2).
Calculated for the Strait of Gibraltar, Sicily Channel, and Corsica Channel.
Sv = 106 m3/s.
(1) THE MEDAR GROUP - 2002 MEDAR/MEDATLAS 1998-2001 Mediterranean and Black Sea database of
temperature, salinity and bio-chemical parameters and climatological atlas (4 CDRoms),
European Commission Marine Science and Technology Programme, Centre de Brest
http://www.ifremer.fr/medar/.

(2) MFS sys3a climatology is calculated from MFS sys3a model analysis since January 1999 until the last week, and updated weekly.


Definition of the BOSS4GMES MFS Region

Longitude

6° West -- 36°15' East
Resolution: 1/16th°

Latitude

30°16' North -- 46° North
Resolution: 1/16th°

Land/Sea Mask

The land/sea mask is one of the 1/16° OPA implementation
in the Mediterranean, shown below.
MFS Region 2D graphic
 

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