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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.

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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
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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: Puerto Rico

(GFS) (Latest run) 2021/10/19 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 Puerto Rico gfswave (Latest run) 2021/10/19 06z

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

Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
41043 20.99N 65.01W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41051 18.26N 65.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41052 18.25N 64.76W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41053 18.47N 66.10W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41056 18.26N 65.46W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41058 18.48N 65.16W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41111 18.38N 67.28W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41115 18.38N 67.28W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42059 15.01N 67.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42060 16.50N 63.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42085 17.86N 66.52W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS01 19.00N 67.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS02 19.00N 65.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS03 19.00N 64.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS04 17.30N 64.40W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
CARCOOS05 17.50N 67.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
PUERTO_R_N 19.00N 66.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
PUERTO_R_S 17.50N 66.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin