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Intercomparison of wave reanalysis based on ERA5 and WW3 Databases

Intercomparison of wave reanalysis based on ERA5 and WW3 Databases

Category
Academic article
Abstract
In this work an intercomparison of two wave reanalysis products, namely ERA5 and CFSR-W (WW3 hereafter), is presented. The datasets are assessed by means of several statistical features, such as seasonal variability, quantiles of the probability distribution, annual and inter-annual variability, and several error metrics. Both datasets cover a period of 31 years (1979-2009), a fact that assures that most of the long-scale features are equally present in both datasets. The analysis performed is depicted both on a global and regional basis. The results are also assessed on the basis of a global satellite altimeter dataset.
Client
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 243814
Language
English
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Ocean / Miljø og nye ressurser
Year
Published in
ISOPE - International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Proceedings
ISSN
1098-6189
Publisher
International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers
Volume
3
Page(s)
2506 - 2512