Caribbean watch reports current ocean conditions in the Caribbean Sea, inferred from the Mercator Ocean reanalysis dataset. Separate pages focusing on regions of the Caribbean Sea are linked to below. The regional Caribbean basin result is posted daily to the twitter feed @caribbean_watch.
Physical oceanographic conditions in the Caribbean Sea are considered. Here we use a combination of data from Mercator Ocean and a state-of-the-art, fine-scale hydrodynamic model of the full Caribbean Sea region using ADCIRC. The former is an operational 1/12º global ocean physics and analysis data set. This assimilates data using the NEMO ocean model (version 3.1, at a horizontal spatial resolution of 1/12º, 3-9 km) from various sources, including satellite and shipboard observations, to give the best, continuous approximation of ocean behaviour in space and time, over the period 2007-2017.
Up to date two-hourly mean surface currents of the regional Caribbean Sea, either side of today 31 Dec 2019: from a week ago on 24 Dec 2019 and forecast nine days ahead to 9 Jan 2020.
Up to date two-hourly mean sea surface height of the regional Caribbean Sea, either side of today 31 Dec 2019: from a week ago on 24 Dec 2019 and forecast nine days ahead to 9 Jan 2020.
Regions of the Caribbean Sea
Further analysis for regions of the Caribbean Sea, including daily-updated current conditions and longer-term annual datasets.
- CaribbeanWatch: Curaçao
- CaribbeanWatch: Sababank
- CaribbeanWatch: Jamaica
- CaribbeanWatch: Sint Maarten