Here you can view any of the individual WAVEWATCH III® graphic products
generated during the last six model runs. Simply follow the steps and
click to choose the Model, Forecast Zone, Model Run Time, Product, and then click
on a Forecast Time (0 is the nowcast, negative times are hindcasts, positive
times are forecasts). Buoy information for the selected region is also given
in the form of spectral plots, source term plots, and Spectral Bulletins.
Current Product Selection:
Alaskan Waters (Global) (Latest run) 2015/09/03 00z
Peak Wave Period and Direction
The peak period identifies either the
period (the time between waves) associated with the locally generated wind sea (in cases
with strong local winds) or the dominant wave system (swell) that is
generated elsewhere. Note that the peak period field shows discontinuities.
These discontinuities can loosely be interpreted as swell fronts, although
in reality many swell systems overlap at most locations and times.
Step 1: Choose a Model
Step 2: Choose a Forecast Zone
Step 3: Choose a Model Run Time
Step 4: Choose a Product
Step 5: Select a Forecast Time to view the product
Forecast times are
relative to the start time: 0Z, 6Z, 12Z, or 18Z
Buoy Data for Alaskan Waters multi_1
(Latest run) 2015/09/03 00z
Note: A tutorial on the spectral and source term graphics
is available here.