The MRI Wave Model

  • Takeshi Uji


The mri wave model was developed at the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) for routine wave forecasting at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). It is a slightly modified version of the model discussed by Uji and Isozaki (1972), Isozaki and Uji (1983), and Uji (1975). Wave prediction in the northwestern Pacific Ocean is now in operation using this model with Dx = 381 km and Dt = 6 h. The wind field is calculated using Cardone’s (1969) wind model. The model requires the atmospheric pressure and temperature as well as the temperature at the sea surface. Before the start of the prediction, objectively analyzed atmospheric pressure and temperature are input. The future atmospheric pressure and temperature are prognostically obtained using JMA’s Four-Layer Northern Hemisphere Model. Monthly mean of sea surface temperature based on data covering a period of 15 years are used as sea surface temperature.


Wind Velocity Wave Height Wave Energy Friction Velocity Wind Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Uji
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  1. 1.Meteorological Research InstituteIbarakiken 305Japan

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