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WAM - WAve prediction Model
Wave Prediction Model
The global ocean WAve prediction Model called WAM is a third generation wave model. WAM predicts directional spectra as well as wave properties such as significant wave height, mean wave direction and frequency, swell wave height and mean direction, and wind stress fields corrected by including the wave induced stress and the drag coeffieient at each grid point at chosen output times.

The model is continually updated to incorporate the latest results of research. The verification has been carried out in three areas where National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) moored buoys are available on the Global Telecommunications System (GTS). It is hoped that the buoys chosen will allow the identification of both successes and failures in WAM model physics and will minimize shortcomings due to sub-grid scale effects.

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