Taking Wave Prediction to New Levels: Wavewatch 3
Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center United States
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To provide more effective meteorological and oceanographic support to the U.S. Navy, the Naval Research Laboratory NRL has transitioned state-of-the-art operational wave prediction technology to the Naval Oceanographic Office NAVOCEANO at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, and to the Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center FNMOC at Monterey, California. Developed at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA, and used for civilian prediction at the National Weather Service, the WAVEWATCHIII registered trademark numerical wave prediction model - featuring multigrid operability among other improvements-was tailored for the Navys unique military demands, tested, evaluated for operational use in 2013, and declared operational in August 2014. The Navy system runs daily on high-performance machines at the Navy Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography