An evaluation of the latest European Centre for Medium-Range Weather
Forecasts (ECMWF) reanalysis, known as the ERA5, is represented at the
2018 Waves in Shallow Environments (WISE) conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Oceanweather (OWI) compared the ERA5 dataset against altimeter and buoy
measurements from 2010 – 2016 using the 10-meter winds and significant
wave height with focus on the wind forcing in the strongest tropical
and extra-tropical events. Wind forcing has been shown to be a dominant
source of error when applied in ocean response models for describing the
peak events that drive design and operability in offshore and coastal
applications and this informs potential users of deficiencies within the dataset.
Oceanweather (OWI) presented a replacement for their ADCIRC NWS-12 wind and
pressure (also known as WIN/PRE) input format at the 2018 ADCIRC User's group
meeting. This new format (NWS-13) is based on NetCDF4, and supports arbitrary
numbers of sub-grid overlays, sophisticated grid descriptions and storm-following
moving grids matched with independent temporal descriptions to ensure sufficient
spatial and temporal fidelity to capture the complex dynamics of a specific
storm or set of storms.
Oceanweather are excited to once again exhibit at Oceanology International in London. This will be the eighth time as an exhibitor to the conference after the company's founder, Dr. Vincent Cardone, was presented with the Oceanology International Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Please visit us at stand A20 at the Excel Center London.