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CAWCR Wave Hindcast - Aggregated Collection

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CAWCR Wave Hindcast - Aggregated Collection


Ocean wave hindcast, ongoing from 1979. The 1979-2010 data was generated using the WaveWatch III v4.08 wave model forced with NCEP CFSR hourly winds and daily sea ice (see http://doi.org/10.4225/08/523168703DCC5). January 2011 - May 2013 was generated using the WaveWatch III v4.08 wave model forced with NCEP CFSv2 hourly winds and daily sea ice (se... more


Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes) Natural Hazards Physical Oceanography


01 Jan 1979


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Durrant, T., Greenslade, D., Hemer, M., Trenham, C., 2014. A Global Wave Hindcast focussed on the Central and South Pacific. CAWCR Technical Report 070

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CAWCR wave hindcast 1979-2010

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CAWCR wave hindcast extension Jan 2011 - May 2013

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CAWCR Wave Hindcast extension June 2013 - July 2014

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The hindcast was performed using the WAVEWATCH III(TM) model, 1970 - May 2013 used version 4.08, June 2013 onward used version 4.18. The model was run on a 0.4 x 0.4° global grid with a series of nested grids of 10 arcminutes (~18km) down to 4 arcminutes (~7km) in the Western Pacific and Australian regions. Wave spectra were discretised over 29 frequencies exponentially spaced from 0.038 Hz to 0.5 Hz and 24 directions with a constant 15° directional resolution. For 1979 - 2010 all grids were forced with Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) surface winds at 0.3° spatial and hourly temporal resolution. For 2011 onward all grids were forced with Climate Forecast System Reanalysis v.2 (CFSv2) surface winds at 0.2° spatial and hourly temporal resolution. Hourly sea ice concentrations from the CFSR and CFSv2 data sets for the respective time periods were also used to define the ice edge. Data output in NetCDF4 format.


Input data: NCEP CFSR surface winds and sea ice, http://cfs.ncep.noaa.gov/cfsr/; NCEP CFSv2 surface winds and sea ice, http://cfs.ncep.noaa.gov. Wave model used: WaveWatch III, http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/waves/wavewatch/wavewatch.shtml The Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR) is a partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. Hindcast modelling undertaken as part of the PACCSAP (Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning) Project 4.3 "High resolution wind-wave climate and projections of change in the Pacific region for coastal hazard assessments" in 2012, and extended with support from COSPPAC (Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific). This project was funded by DCCEE and AusAID and undertaken jointly by CSIRO and the BoM. Model run on the Bureau of Meteorology SOLAR facility and NGAMAI facility.


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Durrant, Thomas; Hemer, Mark; Smith, Grant; Trenham, Claire; Greenslade, Diana (2019): CAWCR Wave Hindcast - Aggregated Collection. v1. CSIRO. Service Collection. 102.100.100/137152


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78°0′0″ N


78°0′0″ S


0°23′59.978″ W


0°0′0″ E


WGS84


About this Project

1064.1 PACCSAP - High resolution wind-wa


High resolution wind-wave climate and projections of change in the Pacific region for coastal hazard assessments


Mark Hemer


Hindcast


Wave hindcast using WaveWatch III v4.08 and v4.18, forced with NCEP CFSR and CFSv2 surface wind and sea ice data.


Modelling


Thomas Durrant


Mark Hemer


Grant Smith


Claire Trenham


Diana Greenslade


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