During the last couple of months Rita Markina and
Vitali Sharmar of SAIL developed a global
6-hourly resolution hindcast of wind waves. Hindcast was simulated using WAVEWATCH spectral wave model and
MERRA-2 forcing and covers the period from 2017 onwards.
This is IORAS contribution to the Coordinated Ocean Wave Climate Project (COWCLIP) aiming on the
generation of wave climate projections (ultimately of global extent) and comprehensive assessments of their
This hindcast will be used for developing wind wave projections within IPCC 6th Assessment Report. Our further
contributions to (COWCLIP)
will be high resolution regional North Atlantic wind wave hindcast and wave grids based on visual observations
from ICOADS developed by Vika Grigorieva.