On December 2013, OceanDrivers traveled to Rio de Janeiro to carry out tasks for different projects, amongst which was the verification of a scientific tidal model for Guanabara Bay, using EasyCurrents empiric measurements in contrast with a current model provided by Tidetech for December 6th 2013.

Our team has analysed EasyCurrents’ samples results, and has compared them to the model’s values at given times and coordinates. ¬†The conclusions have been very satisfactory as the measurements have highlighted an excellent precision for EasyCurrents sample results, which have verified the model, and even corrected a time-frame mismatch.

More information regarding the campaign data and results.

Result report:

EasyCurrents_GuanabaraBay_CurrentModelVerification

Current Streamlines at Guanabara Bay.  Image created with IDV.

GuanabaraCurrents