Imedea forecast system
The Imedea prediction system of the Balearic Sea is in operation since summer 2007. The system comprises Western Mediterranean basin scale forecasts of the Mediterranean Forecasting System (MFS) and ESEOO System, sub-basin scale high-resolution (1km) forecasts utilizing the Harvard Ocean Prediction System (HOPS), and wind forecasts of the Spanish National Institute of Meteorology (AEMET). The forecast range of both MFS and HOPS is four days starting one day prior to the actual date. HOPS is initialised and one-way nested in MFS and driven by AEMET atmospheric forcing. Presently, HOPS is capable to assimilate, using Optimum Interpolation, in near-real time temperature, salinity, and velocity data from IMEDEA and Puertos del Estado buoys (surface temperature, salinity and velocity) and IMEDEA gliders.
All forecasts are displayed on this web page and updated every day.