Data and Products of the Regional Ice Ocean Prediction System (RIOPS)
The Regional Ice Ocean Prediction System (RIOPS) provides 48 hr ice and ocean forecasts four times per day on a 1/12° resolution grid (3-8 km). RIOPS is initialized using analyses from the Global Ice-Ocean Prediction System (GIOPS). Atmospheric fluxes for 48 hr forecasts are calculated using fields from the Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS).
How to access the data
- NetCDF data available on the MSC Datamart
- Experimental NetCDF data available on the MSC testing data repository DD-Alpha
- YOPP-RIOPS data available via the GeoMet-Beta geospatial web services
The end-user licence for Environment and Climate Change Canada's data servers specifies the conditions of use of this data.
The chronology of changes to the Regional Ice Ocean Prediction System (RIOPS) is available here.