GRIB Model

Germany Coastline Wave - DWD. Wind and Waves

Provider:Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD, Germany
Model scope: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:Mon May 27 00:00:00 2019 UTC
Download date:Mon May 27 04:30:31 2019 UTC
Download delay:4hr 30min


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.


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