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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
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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: US West Coast Zoom 2

(GFS) (Latest run) 2021/11/28 12z

Secondary Swell Peak Period and Mean Direction

The secondary swell period identifies the period (the time between waves) of the second most dominant wave system (swell) that is generated elsewhere.

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 2 gfswave (Latest run) 2021/11/28 12z

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

Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
46011 34.88N 120.87W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46012 37.36N 122.88W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46013 38.23N 123.32W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46014 39.22N 123.97W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46022 40.78N 124.54W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46023 34.71N 120.97W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46024 33.00N 119.20W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46025 33.75N 119.08W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46026 37.75N 122.82W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46028 35.74N 121.89W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46030 40.42N 124.53W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46042 36.75N 122.42W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46047 32.43N 119.53W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46053 34.24N 119.85W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46054 34.27N 120.45W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46059 37.98N 130.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46062 35.10N 121.01W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46063 34.27N 120.70W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46069 33.65N 120.20W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46086 32.50N 118.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46091 36.83N 121.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46092 36.75N 122.03W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46093 36.69N 122.41W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46114 36.72N 122.35W 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
46214 37.95N 123.47W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46215 35.20N 120.86W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46216 34.33N 119.80W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46217 34.17N 119.43W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46218 34.45N 120.78W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46219 33.22N 119.88W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46221 33.85N 118.63W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46222 33.62N 118.32W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46223 33.46N 117.77W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46224 33.18N 117.47W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46225 32.93N 117.39W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46226 32.85N 117.35W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46227 32.63N 117.44W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46231 32.75N 117.37W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46232 32.53N 117.42W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46233 32.94N 117.32W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46235 32.57N 117.17W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46236 36.76N 121.95W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46237 37.79N 122.63W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46238 33.40N 119.47W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46239 36.34N 122.10W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46240 36.62N 121.91W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46242 33.22N 117.44W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46244 40.89N 124.36W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46247 37.75N 122.83W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46249 33.82N 119.71W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46250 34.03N 119.09W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46251 33.76N 119.55W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46252 33.95N 119.26W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46253 33.58N 118.18W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46254 32.87N 117.27W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46255 33.40N 119.65W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46256 33.70N 118.20W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46257 34.44N 120.77W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46258 32.75N 117.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46259 34.77N 121.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
46262 33.70N 119.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP07 38.50N 129.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP08 39.20N 125.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP09 36.40N 125.40W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP10 33.30N 125.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP11 34.60N 122.30W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP12 30.90N 121.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
OPCP13 29.60N 117.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
SGX01 32.64N 117.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC50 30.00N 118.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin