Requirement #495 


For variable: Dominant wave period

In application: Ocean Applications

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 0.1 s 0.5 s 1 s
Stability/decade (if applicable)
Horizontal Resolution 50 km 300 km 1000 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 6 h 24 h 10 d
Timeliness 24 h 3 d 30 d


Validated: 2011-03-07 Source: JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
Comment: Delayed mode validation of wave forcast models. Priority is increased coverage of high quality spectral observations. Additional parameters of use for delayed mode validation (e.g. surface wind data, full time series of sea surface elevation) Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Subdomain: Ocean
      • Variable: Dominant wave period
        • Applicable (vertical) layers:
          • Sea surface
        • Horizontal Coverage: Global ocean