Virtual Columbia River
|The Virtual Columbia River is a skill-assessed 4D (space-time) simulation environment that offers multiple representations of circulation processes, variability and change across river-to-shelf scales. Circulation includes water levels, salinity, temperature, and velocities. The primary computational engine is the baroclinic circulation code SELFE
Operational productsDaily forecasts – Predictions directed at near real-time scientific planning and interpretation.
Decade-scale retrospective simulation databases - Simulations directed at understanding variability and change in the contemporary system.
Climatological Atlas – Offers insights into multiple scales of variability of the contemporary system, via statistics of multiple indicators.
Interactive productsOn-demand particle tracking – Allows release of virtual drifers.
Other productsProcess simulations – Simulations addressing hypothesis-driven science questions, typically centered on events and gradient regions
Scenario simulations – Simulations directed at understanding anthropogenic and climate impacts.
Open benchmark – Basic tests to inter-compare and improve models and modeling strategies.