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Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) Regional Wave Model: Maui
Entry ID: swan_maui

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Abstract: Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) regional wave model 7-day output with a 5-day hourly forecast for the Hawaiian islands of Maui County (Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kahoolawe) at approximately 1-km resolution. This high-resolution model is utilized to capture shallow water effects and nearshore coastal dynamics such as refracting, shoaling, and smaller scale shadowing. It is run directly after the Hawaii regional WaveWatch III (WW3) wave model has completed. Please note that this nested model setup is in the testing and validation phase. While considerable effort has been made to implement all model components in a thorough, correct, and accurate manner, numerous sources of error are possible. As such, please use these data with the caution appropriate for any ocean related activity.

Purpose: PacIOOS provides timely, reliable, and accurate ocean information to support a safe, clean, productive ocean and resilient coastal zone in the U.S. Pacific Islands region.
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  N: 21.3   S: 20.4   E: -155.9   W: -157.4

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of Hawaii
Dataset Title: Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) Regional Wave Model: Maui
Data Presentation Form: OPeNDAP
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-06-29
Stop Date: 2015-03-31
Use Constraints The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-03-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06