summary: Best time series, taking the data from the most recent run available.
summary: Through a collaborative effort with NOAA/NCEP and NWS Honolulu, the University of Hawaii has implemented a global-scale WaveWatch III (WW3) model (ww3_global), which in turn provides boundary conditions for this regional WW3 for the Mariana Islands: a 7-day model with a 5-day hourly forecast at approximately 5-km or 0.05-deg resolution. The primary purpose of this regional model is to capture island effects such as island shadowing, refraction, and accurate modeling of local wind waves. The Mariana regional WW3 also provides boundary conditions for nearshore island-scale models via Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN). While considerable effort has been made to implement all model components in a thorough, correct, and accurate manner, numerous sources of error are possible. As such, please use these data with the caution appropriate for any ocean related activity.
rights: These model data were generated as part of an academic research project, and the principal investigator, Kwok Fai Cheung (email@example.com), asks to be informed of intent for scientific use and appropriate acknowledgment given in any publications arising therefrom. The data are provided free of charge, without warranty of any kind.
funding: The Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS), funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is a Regional Association within the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). PacIOOS is coordinated by the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).