Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Wave Direction (Annual Mean), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54411.

Item Identification

Title: Wave Direction (Annual Mean)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Wave hindcast direction represents the direction of peak in directionally-resolved wave energy flux. Wave hindcast direction values in this dataset are represented in degrees. The Wave Energy Resource Assessment project is a joint venture between NREL and Virginia Tech. NREL is the prime contractor and Virginia Tech is responsible for development of the models and estimating the wave resource. NREL also serves as an independent validator and also develops the final GIS-based display of the data. Data represent monthly summaries for the time period from January 1980 to December 2009 (30 years) for the following parameters: significant wave height (ssh), wave energy period (wep), and wave hindcast direction (dfp). For complete details regarding this study please read the full report, available here: https://openei.org/datasets/dataset/mapping-and-assessment-of-the-united-states-ocean-wave-energy-resource. A note about the data: Bathymetric effects are known to have a large effect on wave characteristics at depths shallower than approximately 20m (\~65 ft) on the Atlantic coast and 50 m (\~160 ft) on the Pacific coast. A variance between depths exists due to the feature differences for each continental shelf. The methodology used in this resource assessment precludes providing site-specific information to such developers. Reliable site-specific information in shallow waters can only be produced using results from models with higher spatial resolution that include shallow-water physics. The wave resource assessment group acknowledges that its results will not be accurate in the shallower waters of the inner continental shelf. These shallow water regions are located within the dark gray boundaries on the map.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category farming
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None alternative energy planning
None coastal energy planning
None environment
None environmental
None environmental energy planning
None farming
None marine cadastre
None marine spatial planning
None national
None ocean energy planning
None oceans
None offshore energy planning
None planningCadastre
None renewable energy planning
None United States
None wave energy planning
None wave energy production

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Atlantic
None national
None Pacific
None United States

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ALLIANCE); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792848
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 792849
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Office for Coastal Management (OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 792851
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 792850
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 792853
W° Bound: -179.933
E° Bound: 179.933
N° Bound: 63
S° Bound: 17

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 792854
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/WaveHeightPeriodDirection.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Wave Height Period Direction
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 792855
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792846
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.1.7333

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

Wave Hindcast Direction Monthly and Annual Summaries

CC ID: 792843
Contact Name: Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ALLIANCE)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-08-01
Citation URL: https://maps.nrel.gov/mhk-atlas/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Wave Hindcast Direction Monthly and Annual Summaries

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792844
Description:

(1) Downloaded the data from the link above. Downloaded monthly and annual summaries for significant wave height, wave energy period, and wave hindcast direction. Data were only available for download in polygon Shapefile format. (2) Projected data to WGS 1984 World Mercator (ID: 3395).

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Wave Direction (Annual Mean)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54411
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-02 15:20+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27