Table 2: Statistical analyses for four buoy stations during the period of August 9–21, 2008.

Wind speed MAE (ms−1)Wind direction MAE (°)Wind speed RMSE (ms−1)Wind direction RMSE (°)

Correction from forecasters1.1341.442
Ensembled forecasts1.2361.445
MOS (MM5)1.3371.645
WRF (500 m)1.5411.852
MM5RUC1.6381.949
DAMOS (MM5)1.7461.954
WRF (5 km)1.9492.257
WRF (3 km)2.0502.463

MAE: mean absolute error; RMSE: root mean square error.