Wave Simulation

Wave Simulation Locations:

Gulf of Maine

Gulf of Mexico

Gulf of Alaska

Additional Location:

Sea of Korea

Operational Wave Predictions


Wave forecasts are made for various coastal regions using the numerical model SWAN and NOAA's forecasted winds. Also, forecasts are made for specific locations using artificial neural networks & buoy measurements.

North American map with wave simulation locations

Model Validation:


Model results (Significant Wave Heights) are compared with observations at NDBC (National Data Buoy Center) and GOMOOS (Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System) wave buoy locations.
For locations of  NDBC buoys.
For locations of GOMOOS buoys.
If you have any comments or concerns regarding this site please send an e-mail to:
Dr. Vijay Panchang: panchanv@tamug.edu