In addition to our standard global winds and waves, Oceanweather also maintains a collection of various hindcast options not typically found in our standard hindcasts. GROW-MET, GROW-TIDE, and GROW-HYDRO are three of OWI’s low cost, add-on hindcast products many find useful as a way to fulfill requirements for detailed metocean design that go beyond winds and waves.
Oceanweather is pleased to announce our partnership with Swell Navigator.
Swell Navigator is a new surf forecasting app developed by dedicated surf
explorers. Oceanweather will be providing our expertise through standard global
wind and wave forecast products. Surfspots, forecasts and exploring waves are
fully personalized and customizable with Swell Navigator. Swell Navigator
allows you to build your personal surf spot database and organize surfspots
in custom surf lists. Share surf lists with your friends to score the most
epic waves together.
An analysis of Hurricane Harvey (2017) was presented at the 1st Workshop on Waves, Storm Surges and Coastal Hazards held in Liverpool, UK. Harvey made landfall near San Jose Island on the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale with one-minute winds of 115-120 knots. The storm devastated the coastal towns of Rockport and Fulton TX and dumped over 50 inches of rain in the Houston area. In order to critically assess wind, wave and surge damage both offshore and on the coast, a detailed analysis of the wind and pressure fields in Harvey were required for application in ocean response models.