If you know what historical data or forensic analysis you need, please send us an email with details.
We will reply with an estimate or, if necessary, a request for more information.
Historical data or custom consulting requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also offer custom consulting for special projects.
Buoyweather provides easy bulk access to historical wind and ocean data from NOAA's WAVEWATCH III global wave model. As this is custom work, it is not included in our low subscription rate.
This data has application for a wide variety of marine-related activities. It is most commonly used to determine the climatological sea state of certain locations where offshore operations will be performed. It can also be used to determine the most active/inactive time periods at coastal locations.
The 34 year dataset is available globally and contains data at 3 hr intervals from Jan. 1979 to Feb. 2013. As newer data becomes available, we will update the dataset to include more recent months. The spatial resolution of the global gridded dataset (the distance between available model grid points) is 0.5 x 0.5 degrees in latitude and longitude. There are nested sub-domains within this global model which contain data at higher spatial resolutions of 1/6 and 1/15 degree in latitude and longitude - the areas covered by these nested grids include the Eastern and Western United States (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico), the Western Indian Ocean, Australia, various islands in the South Pacific Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Sea of Cortez, Black Sea, and the Baltic Sea. NOTE: Some of the higher resolution data is only available up until 2009. Contact us with your location and we will assist in determining the best available dataset for you.
The following variables are available in the above dataset:
WDIR - Wind direction (degrees, meteorological convention)
WIND - Wind speed 10m (m/s)
HTSGW - Significant wave height (m)
DIRPW - Peak wave direction (degrees, meteorological convention)
PERPW - Peak wave period (s)
For more information about the WAVEWATCH III model and its variables, please visit the NCEP Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch.
Our data is extremely accurate, but remember, this is modeled data and not actual "observed" data, so there will always be some variations in the accuracy. That being said, the WAVEWATCH III model data has proven to be very accurate over time and is historically the most accurate global ocean model ever developed.
The data is provided in an excel spreadsheet and in comma delimited text format. You can download a sample text file here. The sample is a random Virtual Buoy in the middle of the ocean.
Pricing varies depending on the dataset required and the time span needed. Contact us at email@example.com for a quote.
We also offer special consulting for projects that need more detailed analysis and modeling of present or historical ocean/weather data. For an example report/analysis prepared by Buoyweather, click here - Historical Weather Report. Also, to read more about specialized consulting provided by our team, click here - Custom Consulting.
The standard method of payment is via PayPal in which we accept credit cards. In the event a credit card cannot be used, payment can be made via bank wire transfer on request. The data files will be sent via email or a link and in most cases will be delivered within one business day -- orders placed early in the day may be filled the same day.
Click your desired location on the map below to find valid grid points (colored dots) from the global dataset in your area. Once you've selected a valid grid point, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to proceed.