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What is the "forecast hour of product"
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The forecast hour of the product is the hour after the model cycle runtime that the forecast is valid at. For example, if the the cycle runtime is 12Z and the forecast hour is 9, then the the forecast ...

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What proportion of the energy input to the ocean tide system comes from the sun?
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From [1, 2], the oceans are dissipating about 3.5 TW of energy. The moon and sun input about 3.2 TW and 0.5 TW, respectively. (0.2 TW of the 3.7 TW are dissipated by the solid Earth and the atmosphere....

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Lanes of flat ocean surface in coastal waters
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Expanding on Friddy's third point, this could be the surface signature of what are called internal waves (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_wave). The smooth regions indicate upward motion of ...

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Comparing 2D fields - how do you quantify similarity?
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Model data seta can vary in several ways from a reference data set. Taylor diagrams visually compare multiple datasets output to a reference dataset (e.g., model experiments to observations). This is ...

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Is Mississippi and parts of Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky one giant island?
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It is possible to travel up the Tombigbee River to the Tennessee River. This is because parts of the Tombigbee River are man made. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee%E2%80%93Tombigbee_Waterway#...

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Global tide calculation
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Science-quality tools for global and regional tidal heights and transports are available at http://volkov.oce.orst.edu/tides/global.html.

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