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Citation
Derkani, M.H., Alberello, A., Bennetts, L., Toffoli, A. (2021) ACE wave spectra - model prediction vs WaMoSII data, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.26179/5d280fa04c386, (Unreleased data)
Title
ACE wave spectra - model prediction vs WaMoSII data
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.26179/5d280fa04c386
Created Date
2019-07-12
Revision Date
2019-07-12
Parent record
AAS_4434_ACE_WAMOS

Description

CAWCR Hindcast* and ECMWF ERA-5** model predictions of wave spectral properties (wave height and period) and corresponding observed data from ACE.

Observations are mapped to model grids. Quality control is applied, i.e. cells with a number of points less than 5 and/or with high data variation (Standard Deviation/Mean greater than 0.2) are eliminated.

Files are named as follows:

WaMoS_vs_CAWCR_Hs.mat

WaMoS_vs_CAWCR_Tm.mat

WaMoS_vs_ERA5_Hs.mat

WaMoS_vs_ERA5_Tp.mat

In each file, columns show Latitude (deg.), Longitude (deg.), Time (number of days from January 0, 0000), Model Parameters (Hs, Tp or Tm) and Observed Parameters (Hs, Tp or Tm), respectively. Hs denotes significant wave height in meters, Tp is peak wave period in seconds and Tm is mean wave period based on the first moment of wave spectrum in seconds.

The MATLAB file, WaMoSvsModel_FigurePlot.m, can be used to visualise the results. The files dscatter.m and polyfix.m are functions used in the MATLAB script. A sample figure (SampleFigure.png) is also included for users’ reference.

* Durrant, T., Greenslade, D., Hemer, M. and Trenham, C., 2014. A global wave hindcast focussed on the Central and South Pacific (Vol. 40, No. 9, pp. 1917-1941).

** Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) (2017): ERA5: Fifth generation of ECMWF atmospheric reanalyses of the global climate . Copernicus Climate Change Service Climate Data Store (CDS), Dec. 12, 2018.

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Purpose

Calibration and validation of wave products in the Southern Ocean

Access

These data are not yet publicly available.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

    None

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • SHIPS

Instruments

  • Computer

Researchers

  • derkani, marzieh (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)
  • alberello, alberto (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)
  • bennetts, luke (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)
  • toffoli, alessandro (INVESTIGATOR)

Use Constraints

This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AAS_4434_ACE_Wave_Spectra_CalVal when using these data.

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