Output fields from the NOAA WAVEWATCH III® wave model monthly hindcasts for 2005-06 (NODC Accession 0089812)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

The NOAA WAVEWATCH III® hindcast dataset comprises output fields from the monthly WAVEWATCH III® hindcast model runs conducted at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. Each model run produces a collection of files containing gridded fields comprised of input and mean wave parameters such as the significant wave height, directions, frequencies etc. Once per month, a wave simulation is carried out using restart files from the previous month and forced by hindcast wind products for the entire month. The resulting output data are transferred to NODC on a monthly basis. NODC assembles the series of files into monthly accessions to facilitate archival retention and public access. The fields are encoded in the standard GRIdded Binary version 2 (GRIB2) file format. Wave spectral data summaries are included, as well as detailed spectra at selected locations, in tabular text format. Nine different sets of output fields, corresponding to nine different grids used in the numerical simulations, are included. These include a global grid, as well as regional and coastal grids covering much of the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher US National Oceanographic Data Center (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:0089812
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2013-03-11
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 0d62c2c65e4ae1f5c5221db5b4b936e1b99072ee
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2005-06-01T00:00:00/2005-06-30T00:00:00

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