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EMC Operational Wave Product Table

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Operationally generated graphics of the wave fields (no spectra or source terms) are available from Model Analyses and Guidance.

Bulletin files are available from the Production FTP server. Look for gfs.YYYYMMDD/CC/wave/station/bulls.tCCz/gfswave.stationID.bull


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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.

Step 1: Choose a Model

GFS-Wave 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
Australia-Indonesia
Gulf of Mexico
Key West
Puerto Rico
US West Coast Zoom 1
US West Coast Zoom 2
Hawaii

Step 3: Choose a Model Run Time

Latest
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6 hours
back
12 hours
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18 hours
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24 hours
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30 hours
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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  

Current Product Selection: NE Atlantic

(GFS) (30 Hours Back) 2021/11/27 06z

Secondary Swell Wave Height and Mean Direction

The wind sea wave height is a measure for the wave height for the second most dominant non-locally generated wave system.

Step 5: Select a Forecast Time to view the product image
Forecast times are relative to the start time: 0Z, 6Z, 12Z, or 18Z

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
156 159 162 165 168 171 174 177 180 183 186 189 192
195 198 201 204 207 210 213 216 219 222 225 228 231
234 237 240


Buoy Data for NE Atlantic gfswave (30 Hours Back) 2021/11/27 06z

Note: A tutorial on the spectral and source term graphics is available here.

Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
3FYT 71.60N 21.10E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62001 45.20N 5.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62023 51.40N 7.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62026 55.30N 1.10E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62029 48.70N 12.40W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62052 48.50N 5.60W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62081 51.00N 13.30W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62090 53.13N 11.20W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62091 53.47N 5.42W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62092 51.22N 10.55W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62093 54.67N 9.07W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62094 51.69N 6.70W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62095 53.06N 15.92W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62103 49.90N 2.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62105 54.54N 12.36W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62106 57.00N 9.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62107 50.10N 6.10W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62108 53.50N 19.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62116 57.70N 1.40E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62145 53.10N 2.80E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
62163 47.50N 8.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
63057 59.20N 1.50E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
63112 61.10N 1.00E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
63113 61.00N 1.70E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
64045 59.10N 11.40W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
64046 60.70N 4.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
64071 68.48N 9.26W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
BSH01 55.00N 6.33E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
BSH02 54.16N 7.89E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
BSH03 54.00N 8.12E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
BSH04 54.00N 6.58E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
BSH05 54.92N 8.22E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
EURO 51.99N 3.28E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
LDWR 66.00N 2.00E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
LF3F 64.30N 7.80E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
LF3N 65.30N 7.30E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
LF4B 60.60N 3.70E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
LF5T 66.00N 8.10E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
LF5U 56.50N 3.20E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
LFB1 73.50N 15.50E Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TFBLK 65.69N 25.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TFGRS 66.50N 18.20W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TFGSK 64.05N 23.10W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TFHFN 64.00N 15.20W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TFKGR 65.65N 13.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TFSRT 63.00N 20.35W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin