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Skill Assessment – GBR4

Time series comparisons of GBR4 simulation against observations

Sea surface height

Cooktown, Cairns, Townsville, Palm PassageMackay, Rosslyn Bay, Mooloolaba, Tweed Heads

Low-frequency sea surface height

Cooktown, Cairns, Townsville, Palm PassageMackay, Rosslyn Bay, Mooloolaba, Tweed Heads

Sea surface temperature at wave buoys

Townsville, Palm Passage, Abbot Point, Mackay, Hay Point  –  last month / year to date
Emu Park, Gladstone, Mooloolaba Caloundra  –  last month / year to date
North Moreton Bay, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast, Tweed Heads – last month / year to date 

Temperature

Palm Passage (surface and 15 m), North Stradbroke (surface and 20 m), Wistari Channel (surface)

Salinity

Palm Passage (15 m), North Stradbroke (20 m), Wistari Channel (surface)

 

ARGO temperature and salinity profiles (GBR4)

Map of argo float positions for near real time model

These profiles are updated as Argo floats come into range of the model domain

ARGO temperature plot 1, plot 2, plot 3

ARGO salinity plot 1, plot 2plot 3