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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: Hawaii

(GFS) (12 Hours Back) 2021/10/18 18z

Significant Wave Height and Peak Direction

The significant wave height is a measure for the wave height, and closely corresponds to what a trained observer would consider to be the mean wave height. Note that the highest wave height of an individual wave will be significantly larger.

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 Hawaii gfswave (12 Hours Back) 2021/10/18 18z

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

Buoy ID Lat/Lon Buoy Data
51000 23.55N 154.06W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51001 23.43N 162.21W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51002 17.19N 157.78W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51003 19.22N 160.82W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51004 17.52N 152.48W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51100 23.56N 153.90W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51101 24.32N 162.06W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51200 21.10N 158.30W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51201 21.67N 158.12W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51202 21.42N 157.68W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51203 20.79N 157.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51204 21.28N 158.12W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51205 21.02N 156.42W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51206 19.78N 154.97W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51207 21.48N 157.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51208 22.28N 159.57W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51210 21.48N 157.76W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51211 21.30N 157.96W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51212 21.32N 158.15W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
51213 20.75N 157.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
HNL01 24.00N 158.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
HNL02 22.50N 153.00W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
HNL10 22.00N 157.75W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
HNL11 21.00N 158.25W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin
HNL12 19.75N 156.50W Spectra Source terms Spectral Bulletin