Task 1: Historical Variability and Change

Task 1 of COWCLIP is understanding the historical variability and change of the global wind-wave climate.

The COWCLIP group is currently assessing available global historical datasets (hindcasts, reanalyses, and observational) to determine whether robust signals of historical change or variability can be derived from these datasets. To assist with this task, subsets of common COWCLIP statistics—a consistent set of wave statistics for intercomparison—have been generated and are being used for the analysis.

Contributed datasets include the following:

COWCLIP does not advocate for the use of any dataset over another, but seeks to understand how and why datasets differ.

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