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Oceanweather Inc. (OWI) "WIN" and "PRE" file formats as supported in ADCIRC


NWS12 uses the fort.22 file as a control file because the OWI format supports individual files for wind and pressure inputs as well as multiple grid overlays of varying resolutions.

fort.22 layout:



  • NWSET is the number of nested grid overlays
  • NWBS is the number of "blank" (constant 0 m/s wind speed and 1013mb pressure) timesteps to insert
  • DWM is a wind multiplier to modify the wind speed magnitudes. Generally this should be set to 1 if using inputs sourced from OWI or if winds can be considered "marine exposure", with an averaging period between 10-min and 3-hrs at a height of 10 meters.

File Formatting

Winds and pressure data formats are similar. The header format is the same, but in the wind file the header is followed by U then V components while in the pressure file the header is followed by just pressures.

The file begins with a header indicating the starting and ending dates and is followed by a grid/date header for each time step and the u and v components of the wind in meters/second or pressures in millibars. Starting/Ending dates are in YYYYMMDDHH format where:

      YYYY    4-character Year
	MM    2-character Month
	DD    2-character Day
	HH    2-character Hour

example WIN:

 OWI WWS Wind Output Ucomp,Vcomp in m/s           Start:1995060600 End:1995060600
 iLat=  67iLong=  67DX= 1.250DY=  .833SWLat=  22.500SWlon= -82.500Dt=199506060000
 -1.16856  -1.06439   -.84875  -1.03460  -1.50047  -2.09462  -2.80243  -3.55863
 -4.24125  -4.84273  -5.59486  -5.37088  -5.30224  -5.12534  -4.89537  -4.67412
 -4.49203  -4.35772  -4.26612  -4.20260  -4.14746  -4.08396  -4.00686  -3.92213
 -3.83615  -3.74765  -3.65182  -3.54998  -3.45299  -3.37660  -3.32959  -3.28037
 -3.10631  -2.67723  -2.08363  -1.53773  -1.12623   -.83526   -.62870   -.47371
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  • iLat is the number of parallels
  • iLong is the number of meridions
  • DX is the grid spacing in degrees of longitude
  • DY is the grid spacing in degrees of latitude
  • SWLat is the latitude of the South West corner
  • SWlon is the longitude of the South West corner
  • Dt is the date/time in YYYYMMDDHHmm (same as master header date format but with mm Minutes as well)

The number of grid points is iLat*iLong, the u component of the winds in meters/second is followed by the v component.

Sample code

Sample fortran to read a win file (first time step only):

c     Read in begining/ending dates of win file
10    format (t56,i10,t71,i10)      
      read (20,10) date1,date2
c     Read Grid Specifications/Date
11    format (t6,i4,t16,i4,t23,f6.0,t32,f6.0,t44,f8.0,t58,f8.0,t69,i10,i2)
      read (20,11) iLat, iLong, dx, dy, swlat, swlong, lCYMDH, iMin
c     Read U/V Components of the wind
12    format (8f10.0)
      read (20,12) ((uu(i,j),i=1,ilong),j=1,ilat)
      read (20,12) ((vv(i,j),i=1,ilong),j=1,ilat)

Latitude and Longitude for each point can be calculated as follows:

      do 20  icnt = 1,iLat
        slat(icnt) = SWlat + (icnt - 1) * DY
20    continue
      do 30  jcnt = 1,iLong
        slon(jcnt) = SWlong + (jcnt - 1) * DX
30    continue