OFS Chesapeake Bay Currents
|Provider:||Center for Operational Oceanographic Products (NOAA)|
|Model scope:||North America East Coast|
|Update frequency:||every 6 hours|
|Model duration:||48 forecasts starting at 1 hr, ending at 2 days|
|GRIB model date:||Wed Feb 8 00:00:00 2023 UTC|
|Download date:||Wed Feb 8 02:24:35 2023 UTC|
|Download delay:||2hr 24min|
Note: the Download delay is the amount of time required for the GRIB model to compute its forecast and then for the LuckGrib cluster to download the data and make it available. The LuckGrib delay is generally less than 10 minutes, the remainder of the delay is the model compute time.
The Operational Forecast System (OFS) series of models is run by the National Ocean Service (NOS) and the National Weather Service’s (NWS), both a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Chesapeake Bay OFS model is calculated using a bathymetry following irregular grid which has over 94,000 grid nodes. The results of this computation are then sampled, by OFS, into a regular latitude / longitude aligned grid. This data on this regular grid are then converted to GRIB format by LuckGrib.
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