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Gridded Significant Wave Heights from the National Centers
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MARINE: All Shore Marine Zones
The traditional format for the significant wave height products from the National Centers are graphical depictions of the observed and forecast wind-driven waves for the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans adjacent to the coasts of the Continental United States (US) and extending south over the Caribbean Sea and the west coast of Central America. These graphical products have been prepared for many years in the raster format by the Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) and the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) and transmitted via radiofax and the internet. The production and dissemination of the traditional raster format for the graphical significant wave height products from the OPC and TAFB will continue. The gridded products are prepared for the initial wave heights and the 24 hour and 48 hour forecast wave heights in Gridded Binary (GRIB2) format. The gridded products are disseminated by the National Weather Service (NWS) Telecommunications Gateway to the Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), National Centers, and other users.
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Last edit date to this meta-data: 2019-07-02