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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.

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Lake Superior (Global) (Latest run) 2015/11/25 12z
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
Global Hurricane Great Lakes
(NAM Winds)
Great Lakes
(NDFD Winds)

Step 2: Choose a Forecast Zone
Full Basin Regional Local
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
NE Atlantic
NW Atlantic
US East Coast
NE Pacific
Alaskan Waters
Gulf of Mexico
Key West
Puerto Rico
US West Coast Zoom 1
US West Coast Zoom 2

Step 3: Choose a Model Run Time
6 hours
12 hours
18 hours
24 hours
30 hours

Step 4: Choose a Product
Significant Wave Height Peak Wave Period
Wind Sea Wave Height Wind Sea Period
Primary Swell Wave Height Primary Swell Period
Secondary Swell Wave Height Secondary Swell Period
Wind Speed and Direction  

Step 5: Select a Forecast Time to view the product image
Forecast times are relative to the start time: 0Z, 6Z, 12Z, or 18Z
-9 -6 -3 0 3 6 9 12 15 18 21 24 27
30 33 36 39 42 45 48 51 54 57 60 63 66
69 72 75 78 81 84 87 90 93 96 99 102 105
108 111 114 117 120 123 126 129 132 135 138 141 144
147 150 153 156 159 162 165 168 171 174 177 180

Buoy Data for Lake Superior multi_1 (Latest run) 2015/11/25 12z
Note: A tutorial on the spectral and source term graphics is available here.
Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
45136 48.53N 86.95W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
45001 48.07N 87.78W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
45004 47.57N 86.55W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
45006 47.35N 89.83W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
PILM4 48.22N 88.37W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
ROAM4 47.87N 89.31W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
STDM4 47.18N 87.22W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
DISW3 47.08N 90.73W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin

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