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World Wave Atlas, a PC MS-Windows Application for Geographical Presentation of Wind and Wave Statistics World-wide
Entry ID: World_Wave_Atlas

Abstract: World Wave Atlas (WWA) is a user-friendly PC MS-Windows application
which can be used for geographical presentation of wave and wind
statistics world-wide. The first release provides the user
all-weather, high resolution, quality controlled and validated
satellite altimeter wave and wind data from the GEOSAT mission for any
ocean area world-wide. The data can be provided for any region
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Description: World Wave Atlas (WWA)

Description: Interactive Demo
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: -72.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jan-Petter Mathisen
Dataset Title: World Wave Atlas
Dataset Release Date: 22.02.96
Dataset Release Place: Trondheim, Norway
Dataset Publisher: OCEANOR
Issue Identification: OCN-R-96007
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-12-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Quality The GEOSAT altimeter data were originally provided by NOAA (National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) as so-called Geophysical
Data Records (GDRs) on magnetic tapes. GDRs are low-level products
which are voluminous (30-40 tapes typically covering a mission
globally). To be able to use these data in WWA several programs under
Unix have been developed to compress and quality control the data.
Originating Center
Data Center
Oceanographic Company of Norway AS Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: World Wave Atlas

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +47-73545200
Fax: +47-73545201
Email: wwa at
Contact Address:
Postal Code: 7462
Country: NORWAY
Phone: +47-73545200
Fax: +47-73545201
Email: sbarstow at
Contact Address:
City: Trondheim
Postal Code: N-7462
Country: NORWAY
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24