Coupled Northwest Atlantic Prediction System (CNAPS)
CNAPS is a three-dimensional marine environment nowcast and forecast model. This fully coupled ocean circulation, wave, and atmosphere modeling system predicts conditions over a wide area of the coastal northwest Atlantic Ocean on a daily basis. The model domain covers from the eastern edge of Nova Scotia to the north coast of Venezuela, including the Gulf of Maine, Middle Atlantic Bight, South Atlantic Bight, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and western Sargasso Sea.
Numerical model output
2013 – present
Northwest Atlantic Ocean, west of 60°W
7 km horizontal. Vertical resolution varies.
Maxima: X: 100; y: 200; z: 50 grid cells
Input Data Source
Satellites, radar, gliders, ships, moorings
Application / Use Case
Surface and subsurface ocean conditions, marine weather, marine fisheries, particle tracking, etc.
Zambon, J. B., R. He, and J. C. Warner (2014) Investigation of Hurricane Ivan using the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport (COAWST) Model, Ocean Dynamics, 64(11), 1535-1554, doi: 10.1007/s10236-014-0777-7
Dataset and/or GitHub URL
Point of Contact
E-mail OceanObservingAndModeling [at] ncsu [dot] edu