The UK Meteorological Office Operational Wave Model (BMO)

  • B. Golding


The operational wave prediction model used by the UK Meteorological Office has a grid point representation of the wave field. This is usually defined on a polar stereographic projection of the earth’s surface, and it can be initialized with any grid length and any shape or size of ocean basin, subject to core storage constraints. It has a general nesting capability, permitting any model to obtain inflow boundary conditions from any other. Operationally, two models are run. One covers much of the Northern Hemisphere, with a grid length at 60°N of 300 km. This provides boundary conditions for a 50-km-grid-length model of the Northwest European Continental Shelf. An extended description of the model is given in Golding (1983).


Grid Length Provide Boundary Condition European Continental Shelf Polar Stereographic Projection Total Spectral Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Golding
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  1. 1.British Meteorological OfficeBracknell, BerkshireUK

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