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About DKSS parameters

The parameters available for DMI's DKSS model are listed below along with a description and the unit of the parameter. The parameters are available in up to 52 vertical layers. 

The surface layer of DKSS is 8 meters thick in North Sea-Baltic Sea and Wadden Sea model areas and 2 meters thick in the remaining model areas. Below that the layers are 2 meters thick below the 8 meter surface layer and 1 meter thick below the 2 meter surface layer. Towards the ocean floor, the thickness of the layers increase and the bottom layer does not have a fixed thickness, but extends from the bottom of the second lowest layer to the ocean floor.


Bands 1-9 in below are the same for all models but the following bands differ due to the number of depth layers in the model and the distance between these layers. The surface layer is encoded twice: with depth=0, and with depth=middle-of-top-layer. The reason being that surface data is represented by different depths in different model domains. A parameter with vertical dependency is thereby represented by n+1 records, n being the number of vertical layers.

Current, temperature and salinity may be said to represent the vertical mean value of the layer in question. The encoded depth is the midpoint of the layer.

North Sea Baltic Sea (dkss_nsbs)

BandIDDepth in meters below sea levelParameter codeUnitDescription
1820DSLMmDeviation of sea level from mean
2330UGRDm/su-component of wind
3340VGRDm/sv-component of wind
4490UOGRDm/su-component of current
5500VOGRDm/sv-component of current
6800WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
7880SALTYg/kgSalinity
8920ICETKmIce thickness
9910ICECfractionIce concentration (ice=1;no ice=0)
10-59494-525UOGRDm/su-component of current
60-109504-525VOGRDm/sv-component of current
110-159804-525WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
160-209884-525SALTYg/kg

Salinity


Inner Danish Waters (dkss_idw)

BandIDDepth in meters below sea levelParameter codeUnitDescription
1820DSLMmDeviation of sea level from mean
2330UGRDm/su-component of wind
3340VGRDm/sv-component of wind
4490UOGRDm/su-component of current
5500VOGRDm/sv-component of current
6800WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
7880SALTYg/kgSalinity
8920ICETKmIce thickness
9910ICECfractionIce concentration (ice=1;no ice=0)
10-61491-75UOGRDm/su-component of current
62-113501-75VOGRDm/sv-component of current
114-165801-75WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
166-217881-75SALTYg/kgSalinity


Wadden Sea (dkss_ws)

BandIDDepth in meters below sea levelParameter codeUnitDescription
1820DSLMmDeviation of sea level from mean
2330UGRDm/su-component of wind
3340VGRDm/sv-component of wind
4490UOGRDm/su-component of current
5500VOGRDm/sv-component of current
6800WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
7880SALTYg/kgSalinity
8920ICETKmIce thickness
9910ICECfractionIce concentration (ice=1;no ice=0)
10-31494-49UOGRDm/su-component of current
32-53504-49VOGRDm/sv-component of current
54-75804-49WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
76-97884-49SALTYg/kgSalinity


Isefjord (dkss_if)

BandIDDepth in meters below sea levelParameter codeUnitDescription
1820DSLMmDeviation of sea level from mean
2330UGRDm/su-component of wind
3340VGRDm/sv-component of wind
4490UOGRDm/su-component of current
5500VOGRDm/sv-component of current
6800WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
7880SALTYg/kgSalinity
8920ICETKmIce thickness
9910ICECfractionIce concentration (ice=1;no ice=0)
10-19491-11UOGRDm/su-component of current
20-29501-11VOGRDm/sv-component of current
30-39801-11WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
40-49881-11SALTYg/kgSalinity



Limfjord (dkss_lf)

BandIDDepth in meters below sea levelParameter codeUnitDescription
1820DSLMmDeviation of sea level from mean
2330UGRDm/su-component of wind
3340VGRDm/sv-component of wind
4490UOGRDm/su-component of current
5500VOGRDm/sv-component of current
6800WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
7880SALTYg/kgSalinity
8920ICETKmIce thickness
9910ICECfractionIce concentration (ice=1;no ice=0)
10-30491-22UOGRDm/su-component of current
31-51501-22VOGRDm/sv-component of current
52-72801-22WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
73-93881-22SALTYg/kgSalinity


Little Belt (dkss_lb)

BandIDDepth in meters below sea levelParameter codeUnitDescription
1820DSLMmDeviation of sea level from mean
2330UGRDm/su-component of wind
3340VGRDm/sv-component of wind
4490UOGRDm/su-component of current
5500VOGRDm/sv-component of current
6800WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
7880SALTYg/kgSalinity
8920ICETKmIce thickness
9910ICECfractionIce concentration (ice=1;no ice=0)
10-51491-55UOGRDm/su-component of current
52-93501-55VOGRDm/sv-component of current
94-135801-55WTMPdeg. CWater temperature
136-177881-55SALTYg/kgSalinity