GRIB Model


DWD Ocean Waves - Wind and Waves

Provider:Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD, Germany
Model scope:Global
Update frequency:every 12 hours
Resolution:0.25°, 15.0nm, 27.8km
Model duration:31 forecasts starting at 0 hr, ending at 7 days
Parameters:wind, wind wave, swell, swell/wave combined
GRIB model date:Tue Nov 20 12:00:00 2018 UTC
Download date:Tue Nov 20 16:35:32 2018 UTC
Download delay:4hr 35min

Description

The DWD World Wave model is a global model, generating wave information, including wind waves and swell.

This model, unlike the NOAA WW3 model, also includes information on the Mediterranean. There is however higher resolution Mediterranean information available, by using the DWD Europe model.

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.

legend_ICON_wave_EN_pdf.pdf

Global Models

North America

Pacific

Caribbean

Europe

OpenWRF - Europe

Server Status

Server Status for OpenWRF Models