Site Help

Forecast Regions Forecast Loops Site Help Forecast Help System Information

Welcome to the BLUElink OceanMAPs forecast site. Navigating through this site is done with the navigation bar above.

  • Forecast Regions - The areas that OceanMAPS provides forecasts for
  • Forecast Loops - The loops and forecast images (NB: You must select a Forecast Region first)
  • Site Help - This page
  • Forecast Help - A description of terms used in the Forecasts.

To use this site

Ocean RegionsTo use this site you must first select a Forecast Region. There are three groups of Regions, corresponding to Tropical, Mid, and High Latitudes.

Select the 'Forecast Regions' tab and click on the map in order to find a specific forecast area. You can return to this map at any time by selecting the tab, or by using the 'Forecast Regions' link at the base of each Forecast page.

Selecting a region will take you to the Forecast Loops Page:

Forecast Loops Page

The Forecasts at the top are Temperature, Temperature and Currents, Sea Level Anomaly, Sea Level Anomaly and Currents, and Sea Surface Salinity. To learn more about these forecasts, see the Forecast help page. You may page between them by selecting them.

Image Explanation

The colour bar down the right hand side indicates either the temperature range in Degrees Celsius, the sea surface height anomaly in Metres, or the sea surface salinity in Practical Salinity Units.

Sea Temperature
Analysis

Links to ocean temperature maps for the Sea Surface and Subsurface. Daily, weekly and monthly periods covering Australia, nearby regions and the globe.