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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
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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: Gulf of Mexico

(GFS) (Latest run) 2021/10/27 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 Gulf of Mexico gfswave (Latest run) 2021/10/27 18z

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

Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
41009 28.50N 80.17W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41010 28.95N 78.47W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41012 30.00N 80.60W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41112 30.72N 81.29W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41113 28.40N 80.53W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41114 27.55N 80.22W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
41117 30.00N 81.08W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42001 25.90N 89.67W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42002 25.17N 94.42W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42003 26.07N 85.94W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42007 30.09N 88.77W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42012 30.06N 87.55W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42013 27.17N 82.92W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42014 25.25N 82.22W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42019 27.91N 95.36W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42020 26.94N 96.70W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42021 28.31N 83.31W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42022 27.50N 83.74W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42023 26.01N 83.09W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42035 29.22N 94.40W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42036 28.50N 84.52W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42038 27.42N 92.55W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42039 28.79N 86.02W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42040 29.18N 88.21W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42041 27.50N 90.46W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42043 28.98N 94.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42044 26.19N 97.05W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42045 26.22N 96.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42046 27.89N 94.04W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42047 27.90N 93.60W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42054 26.00N 87.73W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42055 22.01N 94.05W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42056 19.87N 85.06W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42057 16.83N 81.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42067 30.04N 88.65W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42079 24.53N 81.24W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42080 24.39N 81.95W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42089 19.70N 80.06W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42095 24.41N 81.97W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42097 25.70N 83.65W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42098 27.59N 82.93W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42099 27.34N 84.27W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42360 26.67N 90.47W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42361 27.55N 92.49W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42362 27.80N 90.65W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42363 28.16N 89.22W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42364 29.06N 88.09W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42365 28.20N 89.12W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42369 27.21N 90.28W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42370 27.32N 90.54W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42374 28.87N 88.06W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42375 28.52N 88.29W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42376 29.11N 87.94W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42390 26.13N 94.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42392 27.20N 90.03W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42394 28.16N 89.24W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42395 26.40N 90.79W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
42887 28.19N 88.49W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
EYW01 24.00N 81.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
EYW02 25.00N 82.25W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
JAX02 29.50N 80.25W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
MIA01 26.25N 79.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
MIA02 25.00N 79.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
MLB01 27.25N 79.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC23 15.00N 80.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC25 24.00N 80.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC26 23.00N 86.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
TPC54 15.00N 95.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin