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EuroWaves

EUROWAVES is a prototype tool which can be used for the evaluation of wave conditions at any European coastal location.

EUROWAVES simplifies the modelling of wave conditions in coastal waters by integrating in situ (buoys and fixed platforms) and satellite measurements and wave model simulations. Satellite Altimetry data is used from Geosat, ERS-1, ERS-2 and Topex/Poseidon.

The wave models are provided by ECMWF's WAM simulator which is used to provide wave fields based on measured wind data available from meteorological organisations. The wave field data is calibrated and validated against the in situ and satellite observations resulting in a reliable model data-set covering the whole of Europe.