Video Tutorial

Here you will find various comprehensive video tutorials about the SURF platform.

SURF-VM Tutorials

Download, Install and Configure the SURF Virtual Machine - 8 minutes, 44 seconds

This video tutorial provides step-by-step instructions to download, install and configure the SURF VM in Oracle VirtualBox

Upstream Data Tutorials

Upstream Data - 4 minutes, 15 seconds

This video tutorial provides an overview of the upstream data used by SURF which includes the bathymetry, the coastline, the atmospheric forcing, river run-off, and the coarser-resolution parent ocean model for the initial and lateral boundary condition datasets.

SURF-NEMO Tutorials

ETOOFS exercise: the Southeastern Brazilian coastal model.

This is a four-part series of video tutorial designed to generate an high‐resolution nested model in the Southeastern Brazilian coastal area.

Introduction to ETOOFS exercise: the Southeastern Brazilian coastal model - 4 minutes, 36 seconds

In this first tutorial, we will introduce: the study area, the workflow with all the tasks involved to complete the execution of the program, and the user-configuration file used by the SURF-NEMO package.

Spatial numerical grid generation - 11 minutes, 26 seconds

In this second tutorial, we will introduce the basic concepts of the Spatial Numerical Grid used in the ocean model NEMO, the input datasets of bathymetry and coastline needed to create the meshmask, the manipulation and regridding procedures for the bathymetry, and then, we will start the practical activity with SURF-NEMO platform by creating the meshmask our nested domain.

Generation of the forcing fields for the initial and boundary condition - 9 minutes, 43 seconds

In this third tutorial, we will introduce the basic concepts of the Initial-Boundary Value Problem for the primitive equations of the ocean, the atmospheric and ocean input datasets required for the NEMO model to run, the regridding procedures for these fields, and then, we will start the practical activity with SURF-NEMO platform by creating the forcing fields for the Initial and Boundary Condition for our nested domain.

Generation of the high resolution fields and discussion of the results - 9 minutes, 48 seconds

In this fourth tutorial, we will introduce the basic physical and numerical characteristics of the ocean model NEMO, how to set up the model and the main physical and numerical choices available to describe ocean physics, we will discuss the results of our high‐resolution nested model, and then, we will start the practical activity with SURF-NEMO platform by generating High-Resolution Fields in our nested domain.

SURF-SHYFEM Tutorials

ETOOFS exercise: coastal model for the Antsiranana bay in the Madagascar.

This is a four-part series of video tutorial designed to generate an high‐resolution nested model for the Antsiranana bay in Madagascar northeastern coastal area

Introduction to ETOOFS exercise: coastal model for the Antsiranana bay in the Madagascar - 8 minutes, 10 seconds

In this first tutorial we will introduce the main features of the Antsiranana bay in Madagascar northeastern coastal area, then the modelling settings (grid, bathymetry, input fields) and the workflow with all the tasks involved to complete the execution of SURF-SHYFEM package.

How to generate the unstructured grid - 9 minutes, 53 seconds

This video tutorial provides all the relevant information to generate an unstructured grid with the tool embedded in SURF platform. The Antsiranana bay (Madagascar) mesh generation has been performed by means of a practical exercise by command line.

Setting and running the coastal modelling. - 5 minutes, 9 seconds

Another practical example on how set and run the experiment of Antsiranana bay (Madagascar) has been here showed, starting from the choice in the namelist to the run run execution.

Relocatable coastal model for the Antsiranana bay in Madagascar: discussion of results - 6 minutes, 28 seconds

The main model results (temperature, currents, sea level) have been here discussed focusing on the added value of downscaled unstructured-grid model for Antsiranana bay (Madagascar) in comparison with the parent one.