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Mediterranean + Black Sea hourly circulation forecasts


MITO is based on the hydrostatic version of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology general circulation model (MITgcm). 100 vertical levels are prescribed, while the horizontal grid has a uniform resolution of 1/48° (about 2km) over most of the domain, except in three regions where higher resolution is implemented to correctly resolve local dynamics:
  • the Strait of Gibraltar, where the grid is locally stretched reaching a maximum resolution of 1/800° (about 120 m),
  • the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus, where the resolution smoothly increases in the latitudinal and longitudinal directions, allowing for a maximum resolution of 1/250° (about 380 m).

MITO is produced by CLIM lab of ENEA using SKIRON Atmospheric Forcing provided by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athen and COPERNICUS data. Processing done on CRESCO Supercomputing Facility. Please read the disclaimer.