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Please note that any products available from this site are only made available on the basis that users are fully aware that the products are subject to this disclaimer and the Bureau's copyright and disclaimer notice below.

Any applications of these products by third parties to provide value-added products and services of commercial value will be subject to Intellectual Property (IP) considerations. In addition, products from the BLUElink system, that do not fall within the Basic Oceanographic Product set, that is products that involve value adding will also be subject to IP considerations.

If any commercial applications being considered please contact oceanservices@bom.gov.au

Data Acknowledgments

The Bureau of Meteorology gratefully acknowledge the following institutions and data products that have been used to develop the system:

BLUElink project partners - CSIRO and RAN

Ocean General Circulation Model:
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Modular Ocean Model version4p1

Bathymetry:
US Navy 2 minute global bathymetry
NOAA, General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans, 1 minute global bathymetry
Geoscience Australia, 1km regional bathymetry

Satellite remote sensing:
ESA French Processing and Archiving Centre, Envisat Interim Geophysical Data Record IGDR
Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales, Jason-1, IGDR
NOAA's Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, Jason-2 IGDR
Remote Sensing Systems, AMSR-E near realtime
Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), AVHRR

Real-time in situ observations:
These are data made freely available from a large number of sources, through mechanisms such as the Global Telecommunications System of the World Meteorological Organization. For BLUElink they include specifically observations made by:
Autonomous profiling floats (Argo)
Expendable bathythermograph (XBT)
Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD)
TAO/TRITON array

Technical Specifications

The BLUElink Ocean Forecasts are produced by the Ocean Model, Analysis and Prediction System version 2.0 (OceanMAPSv2.0). See the OceanMAPSv2.0 technical specification.

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.