Dynamic Plots for Combined Wave Observations and Forecast


Dynamic Plots for Combined Wave Observations and Forecast

In response to user feedback, PacIOOS is now featuring new dynamic data plots that combine PacIOOS’ wave buoy observations with wave forecast data (see example for Waimea Bay). Spectral wave information from NOAA’s WaveWatch III (WW3) global wave model output is used to display different predicted wave components of the mixed sea. The 7-day forecast data refreshes every 6 hours and wave observations are updated in 30 minute intervals. Users can zoom into the timespan of interest (e.g., 1, 3, or 7 days) and hover over the graph to obtain values for significant wave height, direction, and peak period of the different wave events.

PacIOOS maintains a network of 14 wave buoy across the Pacific Islands region. All buoys feature the new combined plot under the “forecast” tab. Find a wave buoy near you!

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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.