Global Spectral Ocean Wave Model (DSI-9797)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00245
Abstract: Global Spectral Ocean Wave Model is historical digital data set DSI-9797, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The major data variables which make up this file are: beginning of record flag, time information, ocean basin, grid point, sub-projection, wind direction, friction velocity, white caps, wind speed, array position, and wave energy. The data in this file were originally ... created by the U.S. Navy Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center. The Spectral Ocean Wave Model used at FNOC generates an array of wave frequencies versus directions for each model grid point. Two related files are DSI-9782 (C00064) and DSI-9783 (C00092) which is the same as this file except for the projection starting point and spectral frequency bandwidth and directional resolution. The global spectral wave model (GSOWM) is based on a 2.5 by 2.5 degree latitude/longitude grid beginning at 90 (deg N) and 60 (deg E). This model removes artificial boundaries that were in the other SOWM models. Each grid point contains spectra for 15 frequencies and 24 directions (FORTRAN notation array (15, 24)). Frequencies in order I = 1, 15 are .30834, .20834, .15833, .13333, .11667, .10278, .09167, .08056, .07222, .06667, .06111, .05556, .050, .04444, .03889. Initial direction is 7.5 degrees then clockwise in 15 degree increments. Logical records are blocked into variable length physical records containing no more than 2000 60 bit words. The Global Spectral Wave Model replaced the Northern Hemisphere Spectral Wave Ocean Model (SOWM) on June 23, 1985. After this date only the GSOWM data will be archived. This dataset is stored on DSI-9782 and DSI-9797.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Global Spectral Ocean Wave Model (DSI-9797)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: modelOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1985-06-23Stop Date: 1997-01-31
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > WIND-DRIVEN CIRCULATION
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEA STATE
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WIND WAVES
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: In theory, the quality of data is better in this file than the previous models.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Province or State: North Carolina
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20