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NOTICE: WAVEWATCH III® v6.07 released on GitHub
21st March 2019

We have moved to an open development paradigm using GitHub, which means users and developers are no longer required to submit requests for usernames and passwords to access our software package.

The WAVEWATCH III® project page is here.

The latest release (currently at 6.07) is available as a compressed tarball or zipfile from the project page.

To help users and developers navigate the new repositories, we have created two sets of guidelines in GitHub to help you navigate our community modeling framework, one for users and the other for developers:

The WW3 GitHub wiki hosts a description of the model, its main features, output options, user and developer guides, technical documentation and latest news.

Let's Go Modeling!

The WAVEWATCH III® Development Group

The operational ocean wave predictions of NOAA/NWS/NCEP use the wave model WAVEWATCH III® using operational NCEP products as input.

Detailed description of the WAVEWATCH III® model
and source code distribution.

Global Hurricane Waves Great Lakes
(NDFD winds)
Global
Ensemble

The model is run four times a day: 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z. Each run starts with 9-, 6- and 3-hour hindcasts and produces forecasts of every hour from the initial time out to 120 hours, and then forecasts at 3-hour intervals out to 180 hours.

The global wave model consists of global and regional nested grids. As background information, a list of selected references and a chronological list of model changes are available. Finally, validation data are available for the multigrid model.

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Forecast Zones
Click to open the Product Table for the selected zone (latest model run)

Full Basin Regional Local
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
NE Atlantic
NW Atlantic
US East Coast
NE Pacific
Alaskan Waters
Australia-Indonesia
Gulf of Mexico
Key West
Puerto Rico
US West Coast Zoom 1
US West Coast Zoom 2
Hawaii

NOAA WAVEWATCH III® Hindcast and Reanalysis Archives

MMAB currently maintains two classes of WAVEWATCH III® hindcasts.

Detailed descriptions of the hindcasts and reanalyses, with links to the datasets, validation statistics from buoy match-ups, and visualizations of the model data fields, can be found in the WAVEWATCH III® Hindcast and Reanalysis Archives

WAVEWATCH III® Tutorials

Two COMET modules are available regarding WAVEWATCH III® and analysis of ocean swell:

Registration is free for the courses.

Disclaimer

While WAVEWATCH III® is an operational model, we cannot guarantee the timeliness or accuracy of the model data and figures offered on this site. Please see our disclaimer for more information.

Questions or Comments?

We welcome any questions or comments you may have on the WAVEWATCH III® system.

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