CMAEPS forecasts


CMAEPS description

Model domains

Model settings






CMAEPS Description

The Coastal Marine and Atmospheric Environment Prediction System (CMAEPS) includes a modeling system, a web server, and a data server. The following figure gives the CMAEPS schematic.

Schematic of CMAEPS

The CMAEPS modeling system

The CMAEPS modeling system consists of an atmospheric model, the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model, an ocean circulation model, the Princeton Ocean Model(POM), and a sea surface wave model, the Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) model.

The modeling system is run on the NCSU IBM Blade Center Linux Cluster (henry2), which has 966 dual Xeon compute nodes with Intel Xeon Processors.


The henry2 Linux cluster

The CMAEPS-SECOORA web server

The CMAEPS-SECOORA web server provides forecasting results through figures and animations. It interactively displays various atmospheric, storm surge, and surface wave variables, including:

The CMAEPS-SECOORA data server

The CMAEPS-SECOORA data server provides forecasting data download for the modeling system. Apache-Tomcat http server and THREDDS (Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Services) data server were utilized to set up the data server. Various CMAEPS near realtime model forecasts, including surface atmospheric forcings, storm surge water elevation and depth-averaged (2-d) current, and surface wave height, direction and period, can be accessed from the data server.