Kwajalein Wave Run-Up Forecast
Kwajalein Wave Run-Up ForecastPosted June 13, 2015
Due to the successful development and implementation of the wave run-up forecast for Majuro, Marshall Islands, PacIOOS also developed a forecast for Kwajalein Atoll. The new PacIOOS wave run-up forecast helps to predict inundation events along the ocean facing shorelines of the most populated parts of the atoll. Wind-generated waves are a major contributor to the flooding of shorelines and a combination of storm events, high waves, and extreme tides can threaten public safety and health. The wave run-up forecast takes wave observations and forecasts into consideration, as well as eddies, currents, tides, and more. The forecast generates output for the next six upcoming days.