Kwajalein Wave Run-Up Forecast


Kwajalein Wave Run-Up Forecast

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.

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PacIOOS is the first regional association that was certified as a Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Certification provides NOAA and its interagency partners a means to verify that a regional association’s organizational and operational practices, including data management, meet recognized and established standards set by NOAA.