The purpose of this web site is to facilitate the development and testing of the Terrain-following Ocean Modeling System (TOMS) and to provide a forum to the ocean community at large. The site provides an explanation of three-dimensional modeling, as well as an overview of the four primary types of ocean modeling methods currently in use and links to labs around the country using these modeling techniques. A collection of links to freely downloadable ocean modeling tools is provided. The site also includes links to data sources, publications, bulletin boards, chat rooms and other relevant sites.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Biological, Chemical
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools
Data Source: Observational Data, Real-Time Data, Synthetic/Model Data
Science Background Required: Advanced geoscience background required
Topics: Climate, Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography , Chemical Oceanography, Atmosphere
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate ChangeKeywords: TOMS, Harvard Ocean Prediction Systems, HOPS, Modular Ocean Model, MOM, NCAR Community Ocean Model, NCOM, Navy Layered Ocean Model, NLOM, Miami Isopycnic Coordinate Ocean Model, MICOM, Hallberg Isopycnic Model, HIM, Princeton Ocean Model, POM, Regional Ocean Modeling System, ROMS, SEOM, FVCOM