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NWW3 Historic Results

This web page gives access to animations of continuous hindcasts. These hindcasts have been run after the fact with archived wind and ice fields. The entire data set has been (re-) generated with WAVEWATCH III version 2.22 (see changes page). Presented are the wave heights (Hs) and peak periods (Tp) at three hour intervals. The animations start with a cold start of the model, and thus the first month(s) show the model spin-up behavior. Particularly, the period maps for the global model for Feb. 1997, shows that the global model needs approximately 2 weeks to spin up its Pacific swell properly. Corresponding binary wind and wave data (including peak directions) are available at the ftp site at three hour intervals.

CAUTION: The animation files are 3 to 6 MB in size. It will take considerable time to download such a file, depending on the speed of your internet connection. It may be worth while to download the files to local resources before viewing them.

Global Model

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1997 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
1998 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
1999 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2000 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2001 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2002 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2003 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2004 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2005 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2006 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2007 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp

Alaskan Waters model

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1999 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2000 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2001 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2002 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2003 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2004 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2005 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2006 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp -- -- -- -- -- --

Western North Atlantic model

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1999 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2000 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2001 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2002 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2003 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2004 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2005 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2006 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp -- -- -- -- -- --

Eastern North Pacific model

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2002 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2003 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2004 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2005 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2006 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp -- -- -- -- -- --

North Atlantic Hurricane Wave model

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2000 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp -- -- -- --
2001 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2002 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp -- -- -- --
2003 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2004 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2005 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2006 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp -- -- -- -- -- --

Remarks: For 2000 and 2001, these hurricane archive data were obtained with reduced time resolution wind fields from a partial archive of GFDL winds and should therefore be considered mostly as illustration. Data for several months are not presented here as no hurricanes occured in these months. For 2002, hourly wind fields have been used, and the archive has been generated using the full NCEP archive. Starting with the 2003 hurricane season, this archive is generated automatically like for all other models.

North Pacific Hurricane Wave Model

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2003 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2004 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2005 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp
2006 hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp hs tp -- -- -- -- -- --

Unlike for the NAH model, this archive is generated automatically from its inception.


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