ESTOFS

The Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System (ESTOFS)

The Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System (ESTOFS) is a storm surge model results viewer built by a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NOAA's National Ocean Service's Coast Survey Development Lab (CSDL) to provide estimations of coastal storm surge for the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coastlines, as well as Hawaii and Alaska. The underlying ADCIRC model is run externally and results are displayed in ESTOFS as web-based graphics. The ESTOFS viewer includes the effects of harmonic tide, subtidal water level and combined surge and tide.

Developer
NOAA
Model Information
For more information about this model, go to nomads.ncep.noaa.gov
Spatial Resolution
The modelled area is discretized into 2.5 km grid cells.
Temporal Resolution
The model output is 7-day forecasts, provided 4 times per day and the output data is reported hourly.
Outputs
Model outputs include water level and storm surge predictions, and gage data is generated in 6-minute increments.
Intended User
practitioner, decision maker
Model Type
risk communication
Inclusion of Climate Change
Model is intended for short term forecasting only (i.e., 7 days).
Geographic Region
USA
Data Requirements
all data sets built in
Source Code Availability
closed source
Dimensions
2d
Computational Burden
medium
Scenario Modeling
not applicable
Coding Language
html
Operating System
not applicable
Mathematical Approach
spatial analysis
Maintenance Plan
maintained
Date of Last Known Update
7-Aug-17
User Manual
Documentation link not available