Reliable and accurate hydrodynamic data is one of the most important input to models simulating material transport in the water column.
The best possible solution to achieve this is a combination of measured data from sensors with hydrodynamic models that can assimilate these data, i.e. use the deviations between model states and measurements to correct the model.
SINMOD is a nested 3D model system that couples physical and biological processes in the ocean. It has been under continuous development and use for over 25 years. A large scale model with 20 km grid resolution that covers parts of the North Atlantic, the Nordic Seas and Arctic makes boundary conditions to a smaller domain with 4 km resolution. This model will then produce boundary conditions to a domain with 800 m resolution, which again produce boundary conditions to a domain with 160 m resolution. We have established high resolution models (160 m) along the Norwegian coast from Stad to Troms incl. Nordland. For the real-time application we nest down to 32 m.
By operationalizing SINMOD, SINTEF's hydrodynamic model system, this work package will provide real-time, now cast and forecast data for the discharge modelling with DREAM in a GIS compatible format.
Published June 20, 2013
SINTEF Fisheries and Aquacultures