CoSMoS San Francisco Bay
CoSMoS: San Francisco Bay
In progress, due summer 2014
Above: San Francisco Bay study area
CoSMoS is set up within the San Francisco Bay as an extension of Our Coast, Our Future (OCOF) work and is scheduled for release in summer of 2014. San Francisco Bay is geographically and bathymetrically complex, necessitating many alterations to the methods used on Northern California’s outer coast.
Changes for implementation within San Francisco Bay include:
Above: Animation of modeled South San Francisco Bay water level during an extreme high-tide event (king tide). m, meters; MSL, mean sea level. [Read disclaimer.]
Above: Direction of extreme winds (black arrows, wind speed greater than 24 meters/second [m/s]) that produce maximum locally generated waves throughout San Francisco Bay (color shading). h, wave height. [See a larger version; and read disclaimer.]
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