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Global and North Atlantic Atlas of Monthly Ocean Waves

| DOI: 10.5065/DTJJ-HZ16

Monthly 2-degree by 2-degree and 5-degree by 5-degree wave statistics were computed for 1958-1997 (Global Waves) and 1964-1993 (North Atlantic Waves) respectively from COADS shipboard wave observations. Significant wave heights are determined for several different schemes.

Temporal Range:
1958 to 1997
Significant Wave Height Swells Wave Height Wave Period
Wave Speed/Direction
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Monthly Climatology, Every month (Mean)
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=79S Northernmost=79N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Gulev, S.K., and V. Grigorieva, 2006: Variability of the winter wind waves and swell in the North Atlantic and North Pacific as revealed by the Voluntary Observing Ship Data J. Climate, 19, 5667-5785.

Gulev, S.K., V. Grigorieva, A. Sterl, and D. Woolf, 2003: Assessment of the Reliability of Wave Observations From Voluntary Observing Ships: Insights From the Validation of a Global Wind Wave Climatology Based On Voluntary Observing Ship Data J. Geophys. Res., 108(C7), 1-21.

Gulev, S.K., and L. Hasse, 1998: North Atlantic Wind Waves and Wind Stress Fields from Voluntary Observing Ship Data J. Phys. Oceanogr., 28, 1107-1130.

Total Volume:
8.34 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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