Wave Height Forecast - West Africa

Abstract:
Charts of wave forecast are generated by the University of Ghana Regional Marine Centre from data obtained from the Operational Mercator global Ocean analysis system via the Copernicus programme at a resolution of 1/12 (0.08) degree. Forecasting of ocean weather is done for a 5-day period including a nowcast product for the present day. The wave forecasts products are produced for a 5-day period on a 3-hourly basis. Daily average of wave forecasts are however generated for the 5 days from the 3-hourly products by the University of Ghana Regional Marine Centre. The forecast products disseminated by the Regional Marine Centre are produced daily with a geographical area coverage of latitude 10 degrees south to 30 degrees north and longitude 35 degrees west to 15 degrees east. This covers the coastal and oceanic waters of western Africa. Five (5) files are generated daily for the five forecasts days. Further information about this forecast data can be obtained from https://marine.copernicus.eu

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    • Wave Height Forecast - West Africa
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    • creation: 2016-05-12
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      233Accra
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