WaveWatch III (WW3) Samoa Regional Wave Model


Through a collaborative effort with NOAA/NCEP and NWS Honolulu, the University of Hawaii has implemented a global-scale WaveWatch III (WW3) model, which in turn provides boundary conditions for this Samoa regional WW3: a 7-day model with a 5-day hourly forecast at approximately 5-km or 0.05-deg resolution. The primary purpose of this regional model is to capture island effects such as island shadowing, refraction, and accurate modeling of local wind waves. The Samoa regional WW3 also provides boundary conditions for nearshore island-scale models via Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN). 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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  • OPeNDAP
Point of Contact Kwok Fai Cheung
University of Hawaii
cheung@hawaii.edu
Online Resource
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: 2013-02-19
issued: 2013-02-19
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2013-02-19
issued: 2013-02-19
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2013-02-19
issued: 2013-02-19
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2013-02-19
issued: 2013-02-19
revision: 2014-06-23
creation: 2013-02-19
issued: 2013-02-19
revision: 2014-06-23
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
Time Period 2013-02-13T21:00:00Z to 2019-02-19T09:00:00Z
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates N: -13.0° S: -15.0° E: 191.0° W: 186.0°
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
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Polynesia > American Samoa
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Polynesia > Samoa

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

Lineage Statement FMRC Best Dataset