A new version of the wave model WAVEWATCH III

After over 2 years of developments the latest public release of the WAVEWATCH III software is available. This joint effort of many research teams, including LOPS, is distributed by NOAA/NCEP . Our main contributions to this new version include some updates on the model numerics, user interface, and physical parameterizations for wave interactions with sea ice, and adjustments to the wave dissipation in the open ocean.

This new version is now used in our "hindcasts" (retrospective simulations) used for many applications ranging from seismology to remote sensing, all the way through ocean engineering, coastal dynamics ...