Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) Regional Wave Model: Maui


Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) regional wave model 7-day output with a 5-day hourly forecast for the Hawaiian islands of Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe) at approximately 500-m resolution. This high-resolution model is utilized to capture shallow water effects and nearshore coastal dynamics such as refracting, shoaling, and smaller scale shadowing. It is run directly after the Hawaii regional WaveWatch III (WW3) wave model has completed. Please note that this nested model setup is in the testing and validation phase. While considerable effort has been made to implement all model components in a thorough, correct, and accurate manner, numerous sources of error are possible. As such, please use these data with the caution appropriate for any ocean related activity.

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Point of Contact Kwok Fai Cheung
University of Hawaii
cheung@hawaii.edu
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Originator Kwok Fai Cheung
University of Hawaii
cheung@hawaii.edu
Online Resource
Distributor Jim Potemra
Dataset Point of Contact Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
General Documentation
Associated Documentation Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Date(s) creation: 2010-06-29
issued: 2010-06-29
revision: 2016-01-07
creation: 2010-06-29
issued: 2010-06-29
revision: 2016-01-07
creation: 2010-06-29
issued: 2010-06-29
revision: 2016-01-07
creation: 2010-06-29
issued: 2010-06-29
revision: 2016-01-07
creation: 2010-06-29
issued: 2010-06-29
revision: 2016-01-07
Purpose PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
Use Limitations The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
Time Period 2016-01-05T21:00:00Z to 2019-07-11T09:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 21.3° S: 20.4° E: 204.10001° W: 202.60001°
Theme keywords GCMD Science Keywords
  • Earth Science Services > Models > Ocean General Circulation Models (OGCM)/Regional Ocean Models
  • Earth Science Services > Models > Weather Research/Forecast Models
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Significant Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Speed/Direction

GCMD Platform Keywords
  • Models/Analyses > > Operational Models

GCMD Instrument Keywords
  • Not Applicable > Not Applicable

CF Standard Name Table v39
  • sea_surface_wave_significant_height
  • sea_surface_wave_mean_period_from_variance_spectral_density_second_frequency_moment
  • sea_surface_wave_from_direction
  • sea_surface_wave_period_at_variance_spectral_density_maximum
  • sea_surface_wave_from_direction
  • forecast_period
  • longitude
  • latitude
  • depth
  • time
  • forecast_reference_time

Data Center keywords GCMD Data Center Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Place keywords GCMD Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Hawaii
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Kahoolawe
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Lanai
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Maui
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands > Molokai

Project keywords GCMD Project Keywords
  • PacIOOS > Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System

Use Constraints The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
Lineage Statement New grid (01/2016) ; FMRC Best Dataset