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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
run
6 hours
back
12 hours
back
18 hours
back
24 hours
back
30 hours
back

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: US West Coast Zoom 1

(GFS) (12 Hours Back) 2021/11/29 18z

Primary Swell Wave Height and Mean Direction

The wind sea wave height is a measure for the wave height for the dominant non-locally generated wave system, generally referred to as swells.

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 US West Coast Zoom 1 gfswave (12 Hours Back) 2021/11/29 18z

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

Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
46002 42.60N 130.27W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46005 46.05N 131.02W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46014 39.22N 123.97W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46015 42.75N 124.85W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46022 40.78N 124.54W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46027 41.85N 124.38W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46029 46.12N 124.51W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46030 40.42N 124.53W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46036 48.35N 133.94W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46041 47.34N 124.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46050 44.62N 124.53W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46087 48.49N 124.73W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46088 48.33N 123.16W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46089 45.88N 125.77W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46094 44.64N 124.30W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46096 46.17N 124.13W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46097 44.64N 124.30W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46098 44.38N 124.96W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46099 46.99N 124.57W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46100 46.85N 124.97W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46119 47.97N 124.95W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46127 46.22N 124.06W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46132 49.74N 127.93W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46139 48.84N 126.01W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46206 48.84N 126.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46211 46.86N 124.24W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46212 40.75N 124.31W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46213 40.29N 124.74W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46229 43.77N 124.55W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46243 46.22N 124.13W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46244 40.89N 124.36W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46248 46.13N 124.67W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP01 48.10N 130.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP02 48.10N 126.60W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP03 45.30N 129.70W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP04 45.30N 125.60W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP05 41.75N 129.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP06 41.90N 125.80W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP08 39.20N 125.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin