The Scottish Shelf Waters Reanalysis Service (SSW-RS) is a downstream service of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service. The Scottish Shelf Waters Reanalysis Service provides hydrodynamic model outputs from 1993 to 2018 for the Scottish Continental Shelf and adjacent waters on an unstructured model mesh.
Target users include Scottish public bodies responsible for marine environmental regulation, industry and academia. The underlying model is the Scottish Shelf Model, an implementation of the Finite Volume Community Ocean Model. The Scottish Shelf Model has been developed by the National Oceanography Centre since 2012, under the guidance of Marine Scotland Science.
NOC has been responsible for the SSW-RS technical development (model setup and validation) and the 26-year run. NOC worked on the building of the boundary conditions from CMEMS
data, the activation of SST data assimilation, the building of the atmospheric forcing from ERA5
and the building of the full river dataset.
Water temperature and salinity profiles averaged from 1993 to 2018 and vertically over the upper 20 m. Top panels are observations, bottom panels are model results