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 winds, and the distribution of observed and modeled winds is produced. For forecasts, only bulk statistics are presented.
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Notes and Comments on winds validation
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