Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Review article
04 Dec 2017
Review article |  | 04 Dec 2017

A multi-decadal wind-wave hindcast for the North Sea 1949–2014: coastDat2

Nikolaus Groll and Ralf Weisse

Data sets

coastDat-2 North Sea wave hindcast for the period 1949-2014 performed with the wave model WAM N. Groll and R. Weisse

Short summary
A wave hindcast for the North Sea covering the period 1949–2014 using the third-generation spectral wave model WAM was produced. The hindcast is part of the coastDat database representing a consistent and homogeneous met-ocean data set. It is shown that, despite not being perfect, data from the wave hindcast are generally suitable for wave climate analysis.