MMAB Operational Wave Models
The model is run four times a day: 00Z, 06Z, 12Z, and 18Z. Each run starts with 9-, 6- and 3-hour hindcasts and produces forecasts of every 3 hours from the initial time out to 180 hours (84 hours for the Great Lakes).
The wave model suite consists of global and regional nested grids. As background information, a list of selected references and a chronological list of model changes are available. Finally, extensive validation data are available for the global, Alaskan Waters and Western North Atlantic models.
US East Coast
Gulf of Mexico
US West Coast Zoom 1
US West Coast Zoom 2
WAVEWATCH III® Tutorials
Two COMET modules are available regarding WAVEWATCH III® and analysis of ocean swell:
While WAVEWATCH III® is an operational model, we cannot guarantee the timeliness or accuracy of the model data and figures offered on this site. Please see our disclaimer for more information.
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