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Experimental Ecological Forecasting Product
8-month Climate Anomalies derived from the NOAA Climate Forecast System


This model uses climate variables (air temperature, windspeed, sea surface temperature, solar radiation) from NOAA long term climate forecasts to predict mussel body temperatures at several heights in the intertidal. Forecasts are from now until 8 months from now.

The maps on the linked pages represent the deviations of average daily high body temperatures predicted for each of the next 8 months, relative to predictions made from the climatological average conditions for the period 1980-2004.

This program is currently a work in progress and is being expanded and edited daily. It is furnished in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Do not use this program as a basis for any decisions that could result in harm to people, other organisms, or property. Do not rely on these predictions if you need guaranteed results. We rely on users like you to tell us when something is wrong. Please continue to do so.


        USA West Coast Outlook    
       USA East Coast Outlook    
        Japan Outlook    
        Europe Outlook    
        Northern Europe Outlook    
        New Zealand Outlook    
        Southern Africa Outlook    


Funded by NOAA Ecological Forecasting, (NA04NOS4780264) NASA Earth Science Enterprise (NNG04GE43G), and NASA (NNX07AF20G).

Body Temperature Prediction derived from University of South Carolina intertidal version of   NOAA NCEP NOAH Land Surface Model

 Input data from NOAA National Weather Service Operational Climate Outlooks, Seasonal Climate Anomaly Forecasts and Operational Climate Forecasts


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Department: Biological Sciences; Website Maintainer: David Wethey:  wethey at biol dot sc dot edu
Copyright 2008 by the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.
This is <URL:http://tbone.geol.sc.edu/forecasting/8month.html> last modified 16 February 2008