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General
Data set name

U.K. Meteorological Office European Waters Wave Model Archive (1986-)

Data holding centreMet Office
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1986 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

European waters to 14° W, between 66° N and 31° N, Mediterranean and Baltic Seas included

Observations 
Parameters

Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Other wave statistics; Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Inapplicable

Description 
Summary

Nested within the Global Wave Model (q.v.) is a European Waters Wave Model, which is a depth-dependent second-generation model operating on a latitude/longitude grid with spacing 0.25 degrees latitude by 0.4 degrees longitude. The present version of the model has been in operation since October 1986, but earlier versions operated on slightly different grids (and with different wave physics) from 1976. Wind and wave hindcast values were archived initially at 6-hour intervals and subsequently (from June 1988) at 3- hour intervals. Data can be made available at specified grid points as time series; normally integrated wave variables derived from the wave spectrum are provided. Data can be presented in map form for specified dates/times. Format description available from the Marine Advisory Service.

OriginatorsMet Office
References

Francis, P.E. (1985) Sea Surface Wave and Storm Surge Models., The Meteorological Magazine, Vol. 114: 234-241.

Availability 
OrganisationMet Office
AvailabilityLicence
ContactJon Turton
Address

Met Office
FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 (0)1392 886478
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1033005
Global identifier1402
Last revised2009-10-09