Finite Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) and outputs for the Firth of Clyde

  • Mike Heath (Data Manager)
  • Alessandro Sabatino (Creator)



The data set includes the documentation and configuration files for an FVCOM model of the Firth of Clyde, all the input datasets, and a series of output files for specific scenarios. Please note, uncompressed this dataset is 1.7TB in size and is currently held off line but is available on request via the contact email provided.

FVCOM is a hydrodynamic model that simulates the 3-dimensional currents in a sea area at very high spatial and temporal resolution. The outputs from the Firth of Clyde model have been used to explore the tidal properties o fthe region, the propagation of surges in sea level due to storm passages, the evolving temperature and salinity distributions over some example years, and and to provide the inputs to models of particle dispersal.

The model was developed during a PhD project by Alessandro Sabatino in the department of Mathematics and Statistics
Date made available7 Apr 2016
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Temporal coverage1 Jan 1986 - 31 Dec 2011
Date of data production6 Apr 2016
Geographical coverageFirth of Clyde
Geospatial point55,-5.5

Research Output

Modelling sea level surges in the Firth of Clyde, a fjordic embayment in south-west Scotland

Sabatino, A., O'Hara Murray, R. B., Hills, A., Speirs, D. C. & Heath, M. R., 12 Aug 2016, In : Natural Hazards. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    147 Downloads (Pure)


    Student Theses

    Modelling of tides, waves and currents in coastal waters : hydrodynamics of the Firth of Clyde and of the east coast of Scotland

    Author: Sabatino, A., 26 May 2017

    Supervisor: Heath, M. (Supervisor) & Speirs, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    • 1 Membership of committee

    Scottish Government (External organisation)

    Mike Heath (Member)
    Jun 2015 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Cite this

    Heath, M. (Data Manager), Sabatino, A. (Creator) (7 Apr 2016). Finite Volume Community Ocean Model (FVCOM) and outputs for the Firth of Clyde. University of Strathclyde. README_46932454(.txt), fvcom_clyde2(.pdf), focex_grd2(.2dm), 46932454_filelist(.txt). 10.15129/6bc5101c-5b9a-4fd6-9460-4d488307fc74