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.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH (2012). coastDat-1 Waves North Sea wave spectra hindcast (1948-2007). World Data Center for Climate (WDCC) at DKRZ. https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/coastDat-1_Waves
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