|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:||Mon Apr 23 12:00:00 2018 UTC|
|Download date:||Mon Apr 23 16:32:19 2018 UTC|
|Download delay:||4hr 32min|
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
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.