Create inital and boundary condition files given for HYCOM

Hello everyone. I want to run CROCO with boundary and initial conditions given by HYCOM. Has anyone used HYCOM to do this? It would be very helpful.


I did it at some point in the past. I can’t share the files with you because they were very specific to my study area (in Colombia). But essentially, what I did was:

  1. Download the Hycom files for my area of interest.
  2. Create netCDFs with the same structure as those found in the folder croco_tools-v1.3.1\DATASETS_CROCOTOOLS\WOA2009. I created these netCDFs using Python.
  3. Change the paths in crocotools_param.m.

And that’s it. The routines in Croco take care of interpolating these files for your grid.

If you have any questions, you can write to me.