HYCOM: Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model, Water Velocity

HYCOM/sea_water_velocity
Dataset Availability
1992-10-02T00:00:00 - Present
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
ee.ImageCollection("HYCOM/sea_water_velocity")
Tags
ocean water velocity hycom nopp

Description

The Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) is a data-assimilative hybrid isopycnal-sigma-pressure (generalized) coordinate ocean model. The subset of HYCOM data hosted in EE contains the variables salinity, temperature, velocity, and elevation. They have been interpolated to a uniform 0.08 degree lat/long grid between 80.48°S and 80.48°N. The salinity, temperature, and velocity variables have been interpolated to 40 standard z-levels.

The HYCOM Consortium, which includes the National Ocean Partnership Program (NOPP), is part of the U.S. Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE). Funded by the National Ocean Partnership Program, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program.

Bands

Resolution
0.08 arc degrees

Bands

Name Units Min Max Scale Description
velocity_u_0 m/s -31557* 16899* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 0m

velocity_v_0 m/s -20004* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 0m

velocity_u_2 m/s -31588* 16806* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 2m

velocity_v_2 m/s -20000* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 2m

velocity_u_4 m/s -31589* 16831* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 4m

velocity_v_4 m/s -20000* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 4m

velocity_u_6 m/s -31589* 16794* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 6m

velocity_v_6 m/s -19991* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 6m

velocity_u_8 m/s -31575* 16828* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 8m

velocity_v_8 m/s -19792* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 8m

velocity_u_10 m/s -31563* 16828* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 10m

velocity_v_10 m/s -19582* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 10m

velocity_u_12 m/s -31547* 16828* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 12m

velocity_v_12 m/s -19582* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 12m

velocity_u_15 m/s -31517* 16828* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 15m

velocity_v_15 m/s -19582* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 15m

velocity_u_20 m/s -32768* 16743* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 20m

velocity_v_20 m/s -18593* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 20m

velocity_u_25 m/s -32768* 16370* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 25m

velocity_v_25 m/s -18131* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 25m

velocity_u_30 m/s -32768* 15996* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 30m

velocity_v_30 m/s -17489* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 30m

velocity_u_35 m/s -32768* 15639* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 35m

velocity_v_35 m/s -17409* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 35m

velocity_u_40 m/s -32768* 15120* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 40m

velocity_v_40 m/s -17386* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 40m

velocity_u_45 m/s -32768* 15066* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 45m

velocity_v_45 m/s -17302* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 45m

velocity_u_50 m/s -32768* 14808* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 50m

velocity_v_50 m/s -17302* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 50m

velocity_u_60 m/s -32768* 15986* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 60m

velocity_v_60 m/s -17070* 32767* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 60m

velocity_u_70 m/s -32768* 14406* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 70m

velocity_v_70 m/s -16976* 22779* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 70m

velocity_u_80 m/s -32768* 27875* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 80m

velocity_v_80 m/s -16936* 23957* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 80m

velocity_u_90 m/s -32768* 27666* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 90m

velocity_v_90 m/s -16757* 23947* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 90m

velocity_u_100 m/s -32768* 24932* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 100m

velocity_v_100 m/s -16717* 23631* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 100m

velocity_u_125 m/s -32768* 24627* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 125m

velocity_v_125 m/s -14743* 23518* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 125m

velocity_u_150 m/s -32768* 24288* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 150m

velocity_v_150 m/s -14700* 23444* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 150m

velocity_u_200 m/s -32768* 21844* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 200m

velocity_v_200 m/s -13198* 23434* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 200m

velocity_u_250 m/s -32768* 21389* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 250m

velocity_v_250 m/s -13176* 23418* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 250m

velocity_u_300 m/s -32768* 14403* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 300m

velocity_v_300 m/s -3218* 21128* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 300m

velocity_u_350 m/s -32768* 11257* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 350m

velocity_v_350 m/s -3183* 20974* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 350m

velocity_u_400 m/s -32768* 14624* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 400m

velocity_v_400 m/s -3089* 21402* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 400m

velocity_u_500 m/s -32768* 11012* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 500m

velocity_v_500 m/s -2848* 20965* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 500m

velocity_u_600 m/s -32768* 10572* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 600m

velocity_v_600 m/s -2568* 20968* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 600m

velocity_u_700 m/s -32768* 10330* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 700m

velocity_v_700 m/s -2321* 21448* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 700m

velocity_u_800 m/s -32768* 8503* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 800m

velocity_v_800 m/s -2333* 20965* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 800m

velocity_u_900 m/s -32768* 6941* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 900m

velocity_v_900 m/s -2577* 20958* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 900m

velocity_u_1000 m/s -32768* 6951* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 1000m

velocity_v_1000 m/s -2299* 20956* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 1000m

velocity_u_1250 m/s -32768* 8351* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 1250m

velocity_v_1250 m/s -2244* 20950* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 1250m

velocity_u_1500 m/s -22775* 3659* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 1500m

velocity_v_1500 m/s -2154* 20937* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 1500m

velocity_u_2000 m/s -22448* 2811* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 2000m

velocity_v_2000 m/s -2010* 20936* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 2000m

velocity_u_2500 m/s -32768* 1865* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 2500m

velocity_v_2500 m/s -1863* 18919* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 2500m

velocity_u_3000 m/s -21841* 1677* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 3000m

velocity_v_3000 m/s -1819* 18923* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 3000m

velocity_u_4000 m/s -21345* 1980* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 4000m

velocity_v_4000 m/s -1383* 18856* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 4000m

velocity_u_5000 m/s -21469* 2013* 0.001

Eastward sea water velocity at a depth of 5000m

velocity_v_5000 m/s -971* 15383* 0.001

Northward sea water velocity at a depth of 5000m

* estimated min or max value

Image Properties

Image Properties

Name Type Description
experiment STRING

Experiment number

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

This dataset is freely available with no restrictions.

Citations

Citations:
  • J. A. Cummings and O. M. Smedstad. 2013: Variational Data Assimilation for the Global Ocean. Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications vol II, chapter 13, 303-343.

Explore in Earth Engine

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('HYCOM/sea_water_velocity')
                  .filter(ee.Filter.date('2018-08-01', '2018-08-15'));
var waterVelocityVis = {
  min: -1000.0,
  max: 4000.0,
  bands: ['velocity_u_0', 'velocity_v_0', 'velocity_v_0'],
};
Map.setCenter(-88.6, 26.4, 1);
Map.addLayer(dataset, waterVelocityVis, 'Water Velocity');

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