Karlin L.N., Ryabchenko V.A., Vankevich R.E., Eremina T.R., Isaev A.V., Neelov I.A.
An operational system for forecasting of hydrodynamic characteristics in the Gulf of Finland GULFOOS (the Gulf of Finland Operational Oceanographic System) has been developed. The system is based on the hydrodynamic module of St. Petersburg Baltic Eutrophication Model. The system has been working in the operation mode from May 2009 using data from short-term weather forecasts for the North-West Region of Russia and forecasts of boundary conditions at the entrance in the Gulf of Finland. 48-hour model forecasts were compared to observed vertical temperature and salinity profiles and water level in Kronshtadt. The comparison showed that the model system simulates the observations quite well.