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Atlantic Ocean Atmospheric Models

This page provides links to obtain atmospheric models like the RUC, MM-5, AVN, MRF, NGP that depict forecast weather across the Atlantic Ocean. It also has links to custom model tools.

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Surface Level Pressure (SLP) Forecasts

 

FORECAST SUITES and DATA

Northern Hemisphere

Short to Mid-Term Synoptic Links

AVN, MRF, and NGP Models (FNMOC) This is a good site with lot's of model links. From a surfing perspective, the Surface Level Pressure (SLP) charts are the best this site has to offer.  A Powertool view of all images (normally about 14 images) are provided in the table below by clicking on "SLP".  Otherwise, if you want the full list of available options, or want to select one image at a time (if you have dial-up access) select "Others". Updated

Location Model Type/Output
  GFS NGP COMAPS
North Atlantic SLP
Others
SLP
Others
   
Europe SLP
Others
SLP
Others
   
South America SLP
Others
SLP
Others
   
Africa SLP
Others
SLP
Others
   
Central America and Caribbean Sea     SLP
Others
Wind
Western North Atlantic     SLP
Others
Wind

 

10 Day European Surface Pressure and Precipitation (UNISYS/Purdue) Surface pressure for Europe. Click on the little boxes at the top to select time period from0-10 days into the future. Alternately here's a view with Surface pressure, wind direction and speed (winds in meters/second)

4 Day ECMWF European Model (UNISYS/Purdue) Surface Pressure and 500 mb heights for Europe and the Northeast Atlantic.

Individual ECMWF European Model Panels (UNISYS/Purdue)
Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6

AVN 2 Day Atlantic Surface Pressure Model/2 Panels per day (UNISYS/Purdue) Not very detailed.
00hr, +12 hr, +24 hr, +36 hr, +48 hr

European 3 day Surface Level Pressure animation (The MET Office).

Mid/Long-Term Forecast Links

9 Day Northern Hemisphere MRF (polar view). (Purdue/UNISYS) One image displays each day of the northern hemi 9 day forecast. This is a good long range/quick-look starting place. View 12 hour increments of the forecast using the bar at the top of the page. Select an individual view of any 12 hour period using the grey bar at the top of the page. 

MRF, AVN (NOAA). READY is not an easy to use tool, but you can build every image to your specifications, one at a time. Provides the quickest/most current model updates too. New

Local Wind Forecasts

Very Short-Term North Atlantic Models (NCEP) Use RUC and ETA models to get good local view of US East Coast forecast winds. RUC forecasts 12 hours into the future, ETA forecasts 48 hours.

NE US Coast Surface Winds (NOAA) Select "Sfc Temp/Wind from the matrix that displays either in 'all times' column or in individual columns. Uses RUC model..

SE US Coast Surface Winds (NOAA) Select "Sfc Temp/Wind from the matrix that displays either in 'all times' column or in individual columns. Uses RUC model.

MM-5 Forecast for anywhere in the US and Carribean (NOAA) READY is not an easy to use tool, but you can build every image to your specifications, one at a time. Provides the quickest/most current model updates too. New

High Seas Forecast

Atlantic Ocean High Seas Forecasts (Ohio St) Good technical discussion about tropical and winter seas. Use in conjunction with AVN forecasts.
- New England
- West Central North Altantic continential shelf & waters beyond 20 nmiles offshore
- Caribbean Sea and Southwest North Atlantic beyond 50 nmiles from shore

North and South Hemisphere

6 Day Southern Hemisphere MRF Model (IGES/COLA) Not real detailed

Backup Links

6 Day MRF Forecasts for United States, Europe, South America (GRADS/IGES)
Select Sea Level Pressure (SLP) or 850 mb winds. Not real detailed nor is much of the ocean depicted.

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