Journal article

The Sea State CCI dataset v1: towards a sea state climate data record based on satellite observations

Guillaume Dodet, Jean-Francois Piolle, Yves Quilfen, Saleh Abdalla, Mickael Accensi, Fabrice Ardhuin, Ellis Ash, Jean-Raymond Bidlot, Christine Gommenginger, Gwendal Marechal, Marcello Passaro, Graham Quartly, Justin Stopa, Ben Timmermans, Ian Young, Paolo Cipollini, Craig Donlon

EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE DATA | COPERNICUS GESELLSCHAFT MBH | Published : 2020

Abstract

Sea state data are of major importance for climate studies, marine engineering, safety at sea and coastal management. However, long-term sea state datasets are sparse and not always consistent, and sea state data users still mostly rely on numerical wave models for research and engineering applications. Facing the urgent need for a sea state climate data record, the Global Climate Observing System has listed "Sea State"as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV), fostering the launch in 2018 of the Sea State Climate Change Initiative (CCI). The CCI is a programme of the European Space Agency, whose objective is to realise the full potential of global Earth observation archives established by ESA ..

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Grants

Awarded by European Space Agency as part of the Sea State CCI project of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) (ESA ESRIN)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research has been funded by the European Space Agency as part of the Sea State CCI project of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) (ESA ESRIN, contract no. 4000123651/18/I-NB).