coastDat-1 Waves Southern North Sea


Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH (HZG)

The data are from multi-decadal hindcast simulation with the wave model
WAM 4.5 covering the Southern North Sea (51-56.5 N and -3W-10.5E) using a grid
size of about 5,5x5.5 km (0.05 degrees latitude x 0.10 degrees longitude). The hindcast covers the period 1948-2007. Integrated parameter derived from 2D spectra are available every hour; the wave spectra themselves are available with a 3-hour time step. Atmospheric forcing was obtained from an atmospheric hindcast with SN-REMO driven by the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis 1 data set. Lateral boundary conditions were obtained from corresponding coarse grid hindcast covering most of the Northeast Atlantic driven by the same atmospheric forcing.
coastDat-1 (coastDat-1)
Dr. Ralf Weisse (
Spatial Coverage
Longitude -3 to 10.5 Latitude 51 to 56 Altitude: 0 m to 10 m
Temporal Coverage
1958-01-01 to 2007-12-01 (calendrical)
Use constraints
For scientific use only
Data Catalog
World Data Center for Climate
179.19 GiB (192408692880 Byte)
completely archived
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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH (HZG) (2012). coastDat-1 Waves North Sea wave spectra hindcast (1948-2007). World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ.

[Entry acronym: coastDat-1_Waves] [Entry id: 2333727]
Weisse, R. & Günther, H. (2007), "Wave climate and long-term changes for the Southern North Sea obtained from a high-resolution hindcast 1958-2002", Ocean Dynamics. TIERGARTENSTRASSE 17, D-69121 HEIDELBERG, GERMANY, JUN, 2007. Vol. 57({3}), pp. 161-172. SPRINGER HEIDELBERG.
Consistent with NCEP; SN-REMO; HIPOCAS (Tide-Surge); Helgoland (Waves); BS (Waves); NF/TRIM3D
Findable: 6 of 7 level;
Accessible: 2 of 3 level;
Interoperable: 3 of 4 level;
Reusable: 4 of 10 level
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7. Variable description and data are consistent: passed
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[1] DOI Meyer, Elke M.I.; Pohlmann, Thomas; Weisse, Ralf. (2011). Thermodynamic variability and change in the North Sea (1948-2007) derived from a multidecadal hindcast. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2011.02.001

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[1] DOI Weisse, Ralf; von Storch, Hans; Callies, Ulrich; Chrastansky, Alena; Feser, Frauke; Grabemann, Iris; Günther, Heinz; Winterfeldt, Jörg; Woth, Katja; Pluess, Andreas; Stoye, Thomas; Tellkamp, Jan. (2009). Regional Meteorological-Marine Reanalyses and Climate Change Projections: Results for Northern Europe and Potential for Coastal and Offshore Applications. doi:10.1175/2008BAMS2713.1
[2] DOI Weisse, Ralf; Plüß, Andreas. (2006). Storm-related sea level variations along the North Sea coast as simulated by a high-resolution model 1958-2002. doi:10.1007/s10236-005-0037-y

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