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:Fri May 31 12:00:00 2024 UTC
Download date:Fri May 31 16:32:44 2024 UTC
Download delay:4hr 32min

Note: the Download delay is the amount of time required for the GRIB model to compute its forecast and then for the LuckGrib cluster to download the data and make it available. The LuckGrib delay is generally less than 10 minutes, the remainder of the delay is the model compute time.


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.


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