Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Coastal Storm Modeling System: CoSMoS
The CoSMoS system for Southern California has been set up as part of the USGS Southern California Coastal Hazards project. The system consists of several numerical models that generate real-time forecasts of water levels, wave heights, coastal erosion and flooding for a period of up to 3 days in advance. The latest model predictions are posted on this website every 12 hours. In addition to making real-time forecasts, the CoSMoS system has also been applied to simulate a number of historical storms and hypothetical scenarios.
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Patrick L Barnard