Definitions for commonly used Sofar Ocean marine weather terminology.

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Refers to the output data of a computational model predicting future marine weather conditions. Sofar Ocean forecasts are global and generate predictions for several variables.


A timestamp representing the first time for which a given forecast is valid. These values are in ISO 8601 format in UTC.


Historical forecast data that reflects the most accurate prediction Sofar Ocean generated for a given time period.


The index, relative to the init_time, of the hours represented within a given forecast.

map tile

A 256 pixel x 256 pixel PNG image that represents geographic weather data based on the defined tile name.

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