We are currently switching our model to a new supercomputer.
During this time the web site graphics feed is expected to be
interrupted or delayed.
The production models are running normally on our
supercomputer and our
production FTP server and
NOMADS data server are
being updated. The only impact is to our post-processed graphical
products displayed from this server. We apologize for the
The peak period identifies either the
period (the time between waves) associated with the locally generated wind sea (in cases
with strong local winds) or the dominant wave system (swell) that is
generated elsewhere. Note that this peak period field shows discontinuities.
These discontinuities can loosely be interpreted as swell fronts, although
in reality many swell systems overlap at most locations and times.
Note on the viewer:
versions 6-8. Alternative browsers in which the viewer does perform
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Seamonkey, Camino, others. If you encounter difficulties with the viewer in
Internet Explorer, we suggest trying one of the other browsers.