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,-5.5Show on map

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