Near Real Time Validation

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MITgcm-BFM model simulation versus satellite observations (Sentinel-3). Time series of surface chlorophyll (+/- 1 standard deviation) from satellite (green) and model (black) - upper plots. Statistics of bias and root mean square difference (RMS) are computed daily for the first day of forecast - central plots. Number of points in each L3 satellite image - lower plots. Areas shallower and deeper than 20 meters are defined as COAST (left column) and OPEN SEA (central column), respectively. The results for the WHOLE BASIN are plotted on the right column.

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Sea surface temeperature maps derived from MITgcm-BFM model output (simulated day: ; midnight of the first day of forecast) and remote sensing data provided by CNR-GOS in the framework of the FORCOAST project.

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Surface chlorophyll maps derived from MITgcm-BFM model output (simulated day: ; midday of the first day of forecast) and remote sensing data provided by CNR-GOS in the framework of the FORCOAST project.

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The Near Real Time skill performance page aims at delivering sustained on-line information of the quality of physical and biogeochemical forecast products (i.e., to identify main biases and possible suspicious trends in the time series).