Requirement #465 


For variable: Wave directional energy frequency spectrum

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.1 m2 . Hz-1 . rad-1 0.15 m2 . Hz-1 . rad-1 0.2 m2 . Hz-1 . rad-1
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 25 km 50 km 300 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 6 min 3 h 24 h
Timeliness 5 min 60 min 6 h


Validated: 3/7/11 Source: JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
Comment: Assimilation into/real-time validation of global wave forecast models. Directional accurancy requirements for 2D spectra as for wave direction data Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data