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Numerically generated site-specific wave data from sites mostly around the UK

Data holding centreHR Wallingford Group Ltd.
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodTypically based on 15 years' wave hindcast data
Geographical area

Several hundred locations, mostly around UK


Sea level; Precipitation and evaporation; Wave direction; Spectral wave data parameters; Wave height and period statistics


Wave recorders; sea level recorders; precipitation samplers


HR Wallingford undertakes commissioned wave prediction for many commercial clients at hundreds of locations. Positions and reporting formats depend on clients' requirements. Typically, predictions involve validation of a numerical wave hindcast model against one year of measured wave data, followed by a production run of the validated model using 15 years of sequential wind data. Reports include standard plots of wave height, period, direction and extremes. Very little is available in the open literature. However, original clients are sometimes willing to release data to a third party, or existing wave models can sometimes be re-used for new locations nearby.

OriginatorsHR Wallingford Group Ltd.
OrganisationHR Wallingford Group Ltd.
AvailabilityCommercial charge; academic
ContactDr. Christopher B. George (Director of Business Development)

HR Wallingford Group Ltd.
HR Wallingford Ltd. Howbery Park

OX10 8BA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1491 835 381
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1093002
Global identifier872
Last revised2010-01-15