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Why?

The computation of drift trajectories in the sea is a hard although neccesary task. Spills, harmful algae blooms, drifting objects, fish egg and larvae dispersion... There are many tools available through the web, but the most of them show very complex information. Sometimes, a fast response is more useful. And because we love sea ;-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where does it go?

You can watch the drift trajectory with a 3 days forecast horizon. You only need to provide the start time of the movement, the approximate location and let winds and tides play. Some tags will help you to know how many days (d) and hours (h) left to arrive to other location.

 

What is drifting?

The virtual particles that you're going to launch summarize 1 m depth currents, useful to simulate passive biological material trapped near the ocean surface. The second option simulates oil spill with similar characteristics to those suffered in the region off NW Iberia during the Prestige accident :-(

 

What do we simulate?

These results come from a fast and rough approach as function of the current field obtained with an operational regional configuration of the ROMS model, which is executed in the research center of A Coruña (Spain). The ocean model is forced at surface by meteorological results of the WRF model, executed and mantained by our colleagues of MeteoGalicia. Our results are disseminated in an hourly basis with a spatial horizontal resolution about 1 km.

 

How?

The visual display has been done using Processing, initially inspired by the web of Neil Banas and thanks to the use of free software.

That's what we like ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)