Welcome to the Urban Ocean Observatory!
The New York Harbor Observing and Prediction System (NYHOPS) was
established to permit an assessment of ocean, weather,
environmental, and vessel traffic conditions throughout the New York
Harbor and New Jersey Coast regions. The system is designed to provide a knowledge of
meteorological and oceanographic conditions both in real-time and
forecasted out to 72 hours in the Hudson River, the East River, NY/NJ
Estuary, Raritan Bay, Long Island Sound and the coastal waters of New
Jersey. In this web site you will see graphic images of:
surface and bottom temperature; surface and bottom salinity; surface
and bottom currents; NOAA winds; coastal waves - height, period and direction;
CDOM (Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter). Newly added is Acoustic Tranmission Loss.
On the forecast page, click on the red and white Question Mark
Surface Currents: Davidson Laboratory is now recording surface currents on the lower Hudson River
at multiple locations.
New service: TRACES - Forecast waterborne pollutant movement using NYHOPS and NOAA GNOME.
Read about NYHOPS applications and user
Download NYHOPS forecasts in Google Earth here
An animation (built using Google Earth) of a ship moving north from the anchorage into NY Harbor and lower Manhattan may be seen here.
DISCLAIMER: NYHOPS adheres to NOAA standards and guidelines for use and reliability of our forecasts.
Click here to view.
The real-time analyses and forecasts are being produced under the guidance of
Dean Michael Bruno and
Prof. Alan F. Blumberg.
The forecast products are being designed at Stevens by
Dr. Nickitas Georgas.
Data administration and web development are handled by
Support provided by: Office of Naval
Department of Transportation. and
Department of Homeland Security.
A special thank you goes to the
New York City Department of Environmental Protection and to
for their permissions to use the extensively validated 3D circulation model
from which the NYHOPS model has evolved.
© 2006-2012 Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology. All rights reserved.