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NOAA Wave Watch III (WW3) Model Output



This data set contains output from the NOAA Wave Watch III model that is operationally run by NOAA/NCEP. The model was initialized every six hours at 00, 06, 12, and 18 UTC with forecasts every 3 hours out to 180 hours. Included in this data set are the global grids in GRIB2 format as well as the ASCII format bulletins and spectral data.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2018-03-09)
  • 1.1 (2018-06-06):

    This version corrects a problem where all of the data from 1-9 February were identical due to a tar creation error.

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Frequency 6 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-01-21 00:00:00
End datetime 2018-02-26 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -90.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

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National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). 2018. NOAA Wave Watch III (WW3) Model Output. Version 1.1. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 Jul 2024.

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