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Topic Title: NOAA Wavewatch III Model Decommissioning
Topic Summary: Message from Stormsurf.com
Created On: 03/23/2021 10:50 AM
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 03/23/2021 10:50 AM
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Central Floridave

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NOAA Wavewatch III Model Decommissioning
On Monday (3/22/21), NOAA decommissioned the Wavewatch III wavemodel. This is the trusty model all of us have been using for at least the past 15+ years.

It's replacement was activated at the same time. The new model called GFS-Wave is a revised incarnation of the Wavewatch III model, but now it will be running inside the Global Forecast System (GFS) weather model GFSv16. And better yet, it will be running at 9 times the resolution of the old model (0.16666 degrees per grib square versus 0.5 degs).

The net effect is more accuracy.

Here a link to the details and more here and here.

The transition on Stormsurf was complete as of Tues AM (3/23) with the hi-res format raw grib files being processed now to produce the variety of products we offer.

It's the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.


Edited: 03/23/2021 at 10:51 AM by Central Floridave
 03/25/2021 02:30 PM
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Thank you.


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 03/25/2021 05:14 PM
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Tried to find an up and running WaveWatch 3V16 model and so far no luck. Shouldn't have to wait much longer as as the old one is no longer supported
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