|Provider:||Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD, Germany|
|Update frequency:||every 12 hours|
|Resolution:||[0.8nm, 1.5km] x [0.5nm, 1.0km]|
|Model duration:||16 forecasts starting at 3 hrs, ending at 2 days|
|Parameters:||wind, wind wave, swell, swell/wave combined|
|GRIB model date:||Sun Jan 20 00:00:00 2019 UTC|
|Download date:||Sun Jan 20 04:33:33 2019 UTC|
|Download delay:||4hr 33min|
The DWD Coast Wave model is a high resolution model covering Germany’s coastline, 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.