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9 km Model domain and bathymetry
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The Navy's Polar Ice Prediction System 3.0 upgrade

Model Domain and Bathymetry

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The horizontal resolution is 1/12 degree, or approximately 9 km, and 45 levels in the vertical (click here for vertical resolution information). The array size is (1280x720x45). At this point the domain includes the Labrador, Irminger, North, and Baltic Seas on the Atlantic side and the Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan on the Pacific side. 

PIPS 3.0 model bathymetry south of 64 N is derived from the ETOPO5 database, Navy Research Lab charts and Canadian Hydrographic Service charts.  Bathymetry north of 64 N is derived from the 2.5 km resolution digital International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO).

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