CMEMS Arctic MFC: Validation of significant wave height

Validation based on data from Sentinel 3a

The validation of the CMEMS Arctic MFC wave model results is performed using Sentinel-3a altimeter observations. Altimetry data and model results are freely available for registered CMEMS users of marine.copernicus.eu. The production of altimeter data is operated by CLS.

Results by bulletin date
2019 January 2019 February

The collocation of satellite footprints with model grid cells is based on a nearest neighbour approach with a spatial constraint of 6km and a temporal constraint of plus/minus 30 minutes.

The Arctic MFC wave model is run daily with a forecast period of 10 days. For the validation figures results are displayed for forecast lead times of 12, 36 and 60 hours. Complementary model results are available as an aggregated, best estimate product. The Arctic MFC wave model was implemented and is maintained by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.