OFS Tampa Bay Currents
|Provider:||Center for Operational Oceanographic Products (NOAA)|
|Model scope:||North America Florida|
|Update frequency:||every 6 hours|
|Model duration:||48 forecasts starting at 1 hr, ending at 2 days|
|GRIB model date:||Tue May 24 18:00:00 2022 UTC|
|Download date:||Tue May 24 19:43:08 2022 UTC|
|Download delay:||1hr 43min|
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 Tampa Bay OFS model is calculated using a bathymetry following irregular grid which has over 50,000 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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