The Norwegian Wave Model NOWAMO

  • Johannes Guddal


The Norwegian Wave Model (nowamo) was developed by Odd Haug in 1966–1967 (Haug, 1968) and has been operational since then for hindcast and forecast purposes. nowamo is a hybrid model combining a parametric windsea development with a system of freely propagating swell components.


Generate Wind Directional Distribution Forecast Purpose Wind Directional Change Swell Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Guddal
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  1. 1.The Norwegian Meteorological InstituteBergenNorway

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