Variable: Significant wave height

Definition
Full name Significant wave height
Definition Average amplitude of the highest 30 of 100 waves.
Measuring Units m Uncertainty Units m
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units
Stability Units m (Stability /decade)

 

Comment:
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Classification
  • Domain: Ocean
    • Sub-domain: Ocean
      • Variable: Significant wave height
        • Measured in Layers:
          • Sea surface
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Significant wave height  (11)

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Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
107 Significant wave height Sea surface Climate-AOPC (deprecated) 0.1 m
0.3 m
2 m
25 km
50 km
250 km
3 h
4 h
6 h
3 h
6 h
12 h
Global ocean firm 2007-07-19 AOPC
298 Significant wave height Sea surface Global NWP 0.1 m
0.3 m
0.5 m
15 km
50 km
250 km
60 min
3 h
12 h
6 min
30 min
6 h
Global ocean firm 2009-02-10 John Eyre
374 Significant wave height Sea surface High Res NWP 0.1 m
0.3 m
0.5 m
5 km
10 km
40 km
30 min
3 h
6 h
10 min
30 min
3 h
Global ocean firm 2011-07-29 T Montmerle
537 Significant wave height Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.05 m
0.25 m
0.25 m
50 km
300 km
1000 km
6 h
24 h
10 d
24 h
3 d
30 d
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
539 Significant wave height Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.05 m
0.25 m
0.25 m
100 km
500 km
1000 km
6 h
3 h
24 h
24 h
3 d
30 d
Global ocean firm 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
233 Significant wave height Sea surface Climate Modelling Research (deprecated) 0.5 m
0.7 m
1 m
100 km
150 km
250 km
12 h
18 h
24 h
30 d
45 d
60 d
Global ocean reasonable 1998-10-29 WCRP
536 Significant wave height Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 m
0.25 m
0.25 m
5 km
10 km
60 km
6 min
3 h
24 h
5 min
60 min
6 h
Global ocean reasonable 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
538 Significant wave height Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.05 m
0.25 m
0.25 m
10 km
200 km
1000 km
60 min
3 h
24 h
24 h
3 d
30 d
Global ocean reasonable 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
540 Significant wave height Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.05 m
0.25 m
0.25 m
10 km
200 km
1000 km
30 min
60 min
6 h
24 h
3 d
30 d
Global ocean reasonable 2011-03-07 JCOMM (Ali Mafimbo)
745 Significant wave height Sea surface Ocean Applications 0.1 m
0.25 m
0.25 m
0.1 km
5 km
20 km
6 min
60 min
24 h
5 min
60 min
6 h
Global ocean reasonable 2016-03-22 JCOMM (Guimei Liu)
843 Significant wave height Sea surface Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 0.1 m 0.05 m 25 km 3 h Global reasonable 2019-10-15 GCOS-200: The Global Observing System for Climate: Implementation Needs (Published 2016)