Significant wave height of at least 4 m, probabilities, at surface, at forecast time-step 60 hours, at area global, produced twice a day (00 and 12 UTC) by ECMWF Wave Ensemble Prediction System

Abstract:
This is the field significant wave height of at least 4 m, probabilities, at surface, at area global, at forecast time-step 60 hours. It is produced by ECMWF Wave Ensemble Prediction System which runs twice a day (00 and 12 UTC). It produces useful information on the uncertainty in the sea state prediction which could be applied among other things to ship routes. The field is defined in a 0.5X0.5 latitude/longitude degree grid. It is distributed under 'WMO Additional' policy. This field is encoded in GRIB 2 and can be found in binary files with filenames like 'HJXJ04ECEP030000_C_ECMF_20180703000000_60h_ep_swhg4_global_0p5deg_grib2.bin'

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Metadata Information

General

General information section
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  • ECMWF dataset for global exchange
contactsee section contact (role: pointOfContact)
dateStamp 2018-07-03T12:41:10
metadataStandardNameWMO Core Metadata Profile of ISO 19115 (WMO Core), 2003/Cor.1:2006 (ISO 19115), 2007 (ISO/TS 19139)
metadataStandardVersion1.3
referenceSystemInfo
metadataExtensionInfoWMO Core Profile of ISO 19115, v1.3
(http://wis.wmo.int/2012/metadata/WMO_Core_Metadata_Profile_v1.3_Part_1.pdf)

identificationInfo

Identification information section
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citation
  • title:
    • Significant wave height of at least 4 m, probabilities, at surface, at forecast time-step 60 hours, at area global, produced twice a day (00 and 12 UTC) by ECMWF Wave Ensemble Prediction System
  • dates:
  • fileIdentifier:
  • citedResponsibleParty:
    • see section contact (role: distributor)
  • presentationForm:
    • documentDigital
  • otherCitationDetails:
abstract see above
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pointOfContactsee section contact (role: originator)
graphicOverview
resourceMaintenance
  • maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:
    • continual
  • updateScope:
    • dataset
  • maintenanceNote:
descriptiveKeywords:
  • dataCenter:
    • GlobalExchange
  • theme:
    • weatherForecasts
    • meteorology
  • theme:
    • Atmospheric conditions
    • Forecast
  • theme:
    • surface
    • SFC
    • Significant wave height of at least 4 m
    • SWHG4
    • global
    • meteorological
  • place:
    • ECMWF
  • :
    • ECMWF Wave Ensemble Prediction System
  • theme:
    • weatherForecasts
resourceConstraints
  • MD_Constraints:
    • useLimitation: Licence conditions apply as indicated below
  • MD_LegalConstraints:
    • accessConstraints: otherRestrictions
    • useConstraints: otherRestrictions
    • otherConstraints: WMOAdditional
languageeng
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    • eastBoundLongitude: 180
    • southBoundLatitude: -90
    • northBoundLatitude: 90
  • temporalElement:
    • beginPosition:
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Contact

Role: pointOfContact

Contact information section
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individualNameData Services
organisationNameECMWF
contactInfo

Role: distributor

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individualName
organisationNameECMWF
positionName
contactInfo
  • address:
    • ECMWF Shinfield Park
      RG29AXReading
      United kingdom
  • phone:
    • +44 118 949 9303
  • email:
  • onlineResource:

Role: originator

Originator information section
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organisationNameECMWF
contactInfo
  • phone:
    • +44 118 949 9303
  • facsimile:
    • +44 118 986 9450
  • address:
    • ECMWF Shinfield Park
      RG29AXReading
      United kingdom
  • email:
  • onlineResource:

contentInfo

Content information section
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CoverageDescription:
  • attributeDescription
  • contentType

distributionInfo

Distribution information section
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distributionFormat
  • name:
    • GRIB
  • version:
    • FM 92 GRIB Edition 2 (gco:nilReason=)
  • specification:
    • http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/WMOCodes.html
transferOptions (onLine)
  • linkage/ URL:
  • protocol:
    • WWW:DOWNLOAD-1.0-ftp--download
  • name:
    • ECMWF DCPC FTP Server
  • description:
    • WMO Information System download service through ECMWF DCPC

dataQualityInfo

Data Quality information section
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scopedataset
report
  • title:
    • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
  • date (publication):
    • 2010-12-08
  • explanation:
    • See the referenced specification
  • pass:
lineage
  • statement:
    • High data quality controlled according to the ECMWF procedures
  • processStep: