|Provider:||Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD, Germany|
|Update frequency:||every 12 hours|
|Resolution:||[0.1°, 6.0nm, 11.1km] x [3.0nm, 5.5km]|
|Model duration:||22 forecasts starting at 0 hr, ending at 3 days 6 hrs|
|Parameters:||wind, wind wave, swell, swell/wave combined|
|GRIB model date:||Thu Aug 24 00:00:00 2017 UTC|
|Download date:||Thu Aug 24 05:11:55 2017 UTC|
|Download delay:||5hr 11min|
The DWD European Wave model is a higher resolution model, generating wave information, including wind waves and swell.
Ocean wave forecasts based on DWD-Model ICON
Since July 2015, DWD provides forecasts of worldwide ocean winds and waves as a basic service for the public in order to support safety of shipping and life at sea. The numerical wave model represents an integral part of the operational weather prediction system. Therefore, wave forecasts directly depend on the forcing by analyzed and forecast 10m-winds of the atmospheric model ICON.
Internally, the wave model describes the local sea state as a 2-dimensional distribution of wave energy with respect to wave period and the direction of propagation. In the present version, a wave spectrum represents 36 directions und 30 wave periods from 1.5 to 24 seconds.