The Portuguese Coast Operational Modelling System (PCOMS) produce daily hydrodynamic results for the previous day and three days forecast for the Western Iberia Coast ran by the MARETEC team (Marine Environment and Technology Center http://www.maretec.org) at the Instituto Superior Técnico (http://www.ist.utl.pt). The obtained results would serve as ocean boundary conditions to different local models where a higher model resolution is needed, bringing ocean forecasts to more specific areas.
The PCOMS consists of two nested domains WestIberia (2D) and Portugal (3D) covering the Iberian Atlantic coast and its contiguous ocean. The 3D model is a downscaling of the Mercator-Ocean PSY2V4 North Atlantic solution that run the Mohid model (http://www.mohid.com) in full baroclinic mode with a horizontal resolution of 5.6 km and with 50 vertical levels with a resolution of down to 1 m near the surface. The PCOMS is forced with tidal components obtained from FES2004 global tide solution at different allocations along the ocean open boundary. Atmospheric conditions, including wind forcing, are imposed using 9 km resolution MM5 model results ran at the Instituto Superior Técnico (http://meteo.ist.utl.pt).
Model predictions can be found at http://forecast.maretec.org/