Global validation of the wave model WAM over a one-year period using Geosat wave height data

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Abstract

In this paper the first global verification of the WAM model as implemented at the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts are compared with measurements obtained by the Geosat radar altimeter. The wave heights from WAM and Geosat show good agreement in general. However, significant regional and seasonal differences are found. Furthermore, the intercomparison indicates that low wave heights below ~1.5 m are generally overestimated by WAM. Some additional Geosat parameters, e.g., the off-nadir angle of the altimeter, can be useful quality parameters. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4713-4726
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume98
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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