Requirement #536 


For variable: Significant wave height

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.1 m 0.25 m 0.25 m
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 5 km 10 km 60 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 and Maritime Safety Services. Data with spatial coverage would be advantageous. Collocated surface wind data advantageous for real-time validation Confidence: reasonable
Def: :Not firm, but based on a strong heritage of experiments with similar data
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean