Estimation of the waveclimate for the Baltic Sea 1980-2004

SND-ID: ECDS 0177

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barry Broman - SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Description

Wind waves as calculated by a simple wave formula based on wind, fetch and duration in 1223 points in the Baltic.

NOTE: This dataset does not meet SND's nominal standards for data reusability.

For each point the fetch in 8 directions is used. Fetches are stored in one file. Corrections are made for ice or no ice. If ice concentration is > 50% no waves are created. The winds are taken from a database based on geostrofic winds and downscaled to 10m by a simple formula. Time resolution 3h.

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Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Time period(s) investigated

1980–2004

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Baltic Sea

Publications
Dataset
Estimation of the waveclimate for the Baltic Sea 1980-2004

Associated documentation

Description

Data are largely unstructured but divided according to year and to a certain degree also after locality. FIles can be opened in MatLab. Explanations to included variables are missing. Used formulas for wave calculations are described in the included readme file. All files are available as compressed in a single zip format for for distribution purposes, with a compression rate of approximately 30%.

Version 1

Citation

Barry Broman. SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (2021). <em>Estimation of the waveclimate for the Baltic Sea 1980-2004</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/2v2b-qx20">https://doi.org/10.5878/2v2b-qx20</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Barry Broman - SMHI - Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Keywords

oceans, ocean waves

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Published: 2021-04-21