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WAVEWATCH III Validation

3-year rolling validation results for wave heights

Ocean buoy observations are separated into geographical regions and compared to model output from the same locations and times for the last three years.

For the hindcast, a BA analysis is performed to estimate biases and random errors as a function of the wave heights, and the distribution of observed and modeled wave heights is produced. For forecasts, only bulk statistics are presented.

Data Wave Heights Winds
Region Global NE Atl Cent Atl NW Atl NE Pac Gulf Mex Carib Hawaii Alaska   All
Fcst Hindcast 24H 48H 72H 96H 120H  
Analysis

RMSE

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Notes and Comments on wave heights validation


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