WaveWatch III (WW3) Global Wave Model


Through a collaborative effort with NOAA/NCEP and NWS Honolulu, the University of Hawaii has implemented a global-scale WaveWatch III (WW3) 7-day model with a 5-day hourly forecast at approximately 50-km or 0.5-deg resolution. The global model is forced with NOAA/NCEP's Global Forecast System (GFS) winds. This model is designed to capture the large-scale ocean waves and provide spectral boundary conditions for the Hawaii and other Pacific regional WW3 models. 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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Distributor University of Hawaii at Manoa
Point of Contact Kwok Fai Cheung
University of Hawaii at Manoa
cheung@hawaii.edu
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Originator Kwok Fai Cheung
University of Hawaii at Manoa
cheung@hawaii.edu
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Publisher Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
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Dataset Point of Contact Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
info@pacioos.org
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Associated Documentation Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)
Date(s) creation: 2010-06-20
issued: 2010-06-20
revision: 2021-12-17
creation: 2010-06-20
issued: 2010-06-20
revision: 2021-12-17
creation: 2010-06-20
issued: 2010-06-20
revision: 2021-12-17
creation: 2010-06-20
issued: 2010-06-20
revision: 2021-12-17
creation: 2010-06-20
issued: 2010-06-20
revision: 2021-12-17
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 2010-11-07T21:00:00Z to 2022-05-22T18:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: 77.5° S: -77.5° E: 359.5° W: .0°
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_period_at_variance_spectral_density_maximum
  • sea_surface_wave_from_direction
  • sea_surface_swell_wave_significant_height
  • sea_surface_swell_wave_period
  • sea_surface_swell_wave_from_direction
  • sea_surface_wind_wave_significant_height
  • sea_surface_wind_wave_period
  • sea_surface_wind_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
  • Geographic Region > Global Ocean

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 2010-06-20T00:00:00Z New dataset. 2021-12-17T22:04:00Z Replaced erroneous sdir and wdir values with fill values over the period 2015-12-30 through 2017-07-10. Variable names had changed in source data unnoticed, resulting in directional spreading values in these two variables, not wave directions.
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