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The GROW Fine South China Sea (GFSCS) hindcast is Oceanweather's comprehensive study of the South China Seas.

GFSCS Operational is a continuous wind and wave hindcast from 1956 to 2015. The tropical wind and wave hindcast runs 1956 to 2014 with various dates. Non-Tropical dates (i.e. monsoons) run 1956 to 2015.

There are two grids within GFSCS: north of 15° N and south of 15° N. HYCOM currents are available at additional cost on the southern GFSCS grid.

The products of GFSCS include, for each site of interest, the actual simulated hindcast time series from all models (continuous/typhoons/monsoons), wave spectra if available, and statistics. They can be purchased together or separately.

Grown Fine - China Seas

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Related Products


  • Time series of wind and wave parameters in ASCII or OSMOSIS format
  • Time series of HYCOM water levels and 3-D currents
  • Return period extremes for wind speed, wave height (significant, maximum and crest) and wave period
  • Operability statistics expressed as monthly and annual frequency-of-occurence tables and persistence/duration statistics
  • Directional wave spectra


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