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MEDSEA_ANALYSISFORECAST_WAV_006_017 is the nominal wave product of the Mediterranean Sea Forecasting system, composed by hourly wave parameters at 1/24º horizontal resolution covering the Mediterranean Sea and extending up to -18.125W into the Atlantic Ocean. The waves forecast component (Med-Waves system) is a wave model based on the upgraded WAM Cycle 4.6.2. The Med-Waves modelling system resolves the prognostic part of the wave spectrum with 24 directional and 32 logarithmically distributed frequency bins and the model solutions are corrected by an optimal interpolation data assimilation scheme of all available along track satellite significant wave height observations. The atmospheric forcing is provided by the operational ECMWF Numerical Weather Prediction model and the wave model is offline coupled with hourly averaged surface currents and sea level obtained from MEDSEA_ANALYSISFORECAST_PHY_006_013 at 1/24° resolution. The model is forced by lateral boundary conditions from a coarse wave model developed by HCMR with a resolution of 1/6° covering the North Atlantic Ocean from 75° W to 10° E and from 70° N to 10° S The wave system includes 2 forecast cycles providing twice per day a Mediterranean wave analysis and 10 days of wave forecasts.

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Last Updated October 25, 2021, 16:33 (UTC)
Created October 20, 2021, 00:34 (UTC)
Access level Public
Data timespan 2019- present
Data update frequency 2 times per day
Geographical area mediterranean sea
Language English
Organization CMEMS
Time interval hourly