Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 955–968, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-955-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 955–968, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-955-2017

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

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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.