Copernicus Marine Service Arctic MFC: Validation of storm surge and tides

Validation based on tide gauge data

  1. Aalesund
  2. Kristiansund
  3. Heimsjoe
  4. Mausund
  5. Trondheim
  6. Rorvik
  7. Bodoe
  8. Narvik
  9. Kabelvaag
  10. Harstad
  11. Andenes
  12. Tromsoe
  13. Hammerfest
  14. Honningsvaag
  15. Vardoe
  16. Ny-Alesund

The validation of the results from the Copernicus Marine Arctic MFC storm surge and tidal model product ARCTIC_ANALYSISFORECAST_PHY_TIDE_002_015 is performed using tide gauge data from product INSITU_ARC_PHYBGCWAV_DISCRETE_MYNRT_013_031 disseminated by Copernicus Marine. Tide gauge data and model results are freely available for registered Copernicus Marine users of

Results by bulletin date
2023 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 July 2023 August 2023 September 2023 October 2023 November
2022 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022 July 2022 August 2022 September 2022 October 2022 November 2022 December
2021 January 2021 February 2021 March 2021 April 2021 May 2021 June 2021 July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December
2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020 November 2020 December

Observations from tide gauges are available for a set of tide gauge stations, with a temporal resolution of 10 minutes. Presently, data from 16 stations are available for the Arctic region from the INSITU TAC product. All of these are from tide gauges at the coast of Norway, which unfortunately has the consequence that the validation results can't be taken to represent the entire Arctic region. The positions of the various tide gauge stations are displayed on the map to the left.

The Arctic MFC storm surge and tides model is run daily with a forecast period of 10 days. Model results are available with a temporal resolution of 15 minutes on a 3 km stereographic grid projection. For the validation figures results are displayed for observations and forecast lead times of 1 and 8 days. Model results are extracted for the nearest positions in the model grid that corresponds to each tide gauge station. If this is not a wet grid cell with a neighbouring dry cell, the extraction cell is modified accordingly. The Arctic MFC storm surge and tides model is operated and maintained by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Model results are available as Copernicus Marine product ARCTIC_ANALYSISFORECAST_PHY_TIDE_002_015. An archive of historical forecasts are available from a thredds server.

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