The Global Operational Forecasting System (GOFS) is a general circulation numerical ocean model, based on the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM), that runs daily and produces up to 120hr forecasts. This model serves as the global forecasting system and is used for initial and boundary conditions for the Gulf of Mexico Regional Model.
The Gulf of Mexico HYCOM-COSINE is configured at 1/50° covering the entire Gulf of Mexico. HYCOM is coupled to the Carbon Silicate Nitrogen Ecosystem (COSiNE) Model and runs in near-real-time producing output (figures) that includes previous hindcasts, up to date nowcasts and 120hr forecasts.
Other Analyses (Non Real Time)