Wave Height Forecast - West Africa

Abstract:
Charts of wave forecast are generated from operational wave ensemble forecast produced by the National centre for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The forecast data is produced using global AWIPS grid with a resolution of 0.5 degrees. NCEP wave forecasts products are produced for a 5-day period on hourly bases. Daily average of wave forecasts are however generated for the 5 days from the hourly products by the ECOWAS Coastal and Marine Resources Management Centre. The forecast products are generated 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 http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/products/wave/.

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