European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)
Data set information
| Query EDMED |
|Data set name|
U.K. Meteorological Office European Waters Wave Model Archive (1986-)
|Data holding centre||Met Office|
|Time period||From 1986 onwards|
European waters to 14° W, between 66° N and 31° N, Mediterranean and Baltic Seas included
Wind strength and direction; Wave direction; Other wave statistics; Wave height and period statistics
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.
Francis, P.E. (1985) Sea Surface Wave and Storm Surge Models., The Meteorological Magazine, Vol. 114: 234-241.
|Telephone||+44 (0)1392 886478|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|