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Sea surface swell wave from direction

Originating Centre

Met Office (UK)

Update frequency

Daily – 12:00 UTC

Wave Model Detail

This chart provides analysis-forecast outputs from a wave model for the North-West European Shelf coupled with an ocean model. The wave model is WAVEWATCH III and the North-West Shelf configuration is based on a two-tier Spherical Multiple Cell grid mesh (3 and 1.5 km cells) derived from with the 1.5km grid used for NORTHWESTSHELF_ANALYSIS_FORECAST_PHY_004_013.


The model is forced by lateral boundary conditions from the Met Office Global wave forecast model. The atmospheric forcing is given by the operational ECMWF Numerical Weather Prediction model and surface current forcing is provided by the North-West Shelf ocean physics analysis and forecast model described in NORTHWESTSHELF_ANALYSIS_FORECAST_PHY_004_013.


Model outputs comprise wave parameters integrated from the two-dimensional (frequency, direction) wave spectrum and describe wave height, period and directional characteristics for both the overall sea-state and wind-sea and swell components. The data are delivered on a regular grid at approximately 1.5km resolution, consistent with the physical ocean product..

Generated using E.U. Copernicus Marine Service Information

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