Oceanweather Inc. (OWI) is pleased to once again exhibit at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, May 6-9th 2019 at NRG Park. This is OWI’s 24th year as an exhibitor. Please visit OWI at Booth 2506 in NRG Center.
Oceanweather Inc. (OWI) is pleased to announce the latest update to the Meteorological Services of Canada (MSC) long-term North Atlantic wind and wave climatology known as MSC50. The MSC50 hindcast is applied by Canadian operators for offshore operability and design, and is the standard applied by Canadian regulatory agencies for permitting. The hindcast now extends for the period of 1954 to 2018 (65 years) and provides wind and wave time series in the Canadian East Coast Maritimes.
The MSC50 hindcast has been funded by the Environment Canada and will be available via their portal at http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/isdm-gdsi/waves-vagues/MSC50-eng.html for Canadian waters. The North Atlantic basin model supporting MSC50 is available from OWI as the GROW-FINE Atlantic Basin (GFAB) hindcast.
The Sentinel 3B altimeter was launched in April of 2018 and completed full commissioning in late fall of 2018. The measured data began flowing into Oceanweather’s forecast systems as of January 2019.
Data from altimeter satellites such as the Jason and Sentinel series are used to adjust the model forcing for the wave simulations. Data are both objectively and forecaster controlled for quality assurances and allow the forecaster to quickly see where the wave analysis is both higher or lower than measured. These areas can then be manually corrected to produce more accurate analysis and thus forecasted wave train simulations.