The wave modeling group at NCEP/NOAA has developed a short course about
wave modeling, wave dynamics and the WAVEWATCH III® model,
intended to become a formal part of the University of Maryland (UMD)
curriculum in the future. In preparation to the future for-credit
course, NCEP and UMD are sponsoring a one-week workshop at UMD (Wave
Winter School), during the 14-18 January 2013.
The Waves Winter School will have 10-20 participants, targeting direct
collaborators on wave modeling at NCEP, as well as partners in the
ongoing NOPP project on operational wave model improvement. Topics
covered will include wave dynamics and modeling, WAVEWATCH
basics, grid structures, coding principles, numerics and oceanic and
The first NCEP/UMD Waves Winter School is sponsored by the National
Centers for Environmental Prediction (NOAA/NCEP) and The University of
Maryland's Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science.