In the present study, experiments have been performed to observe the impact of Southern Ocean Swell in the Indian
Ocean region. For this purpose, wave model (WAM) runs have been made for two years using National Centre for
Medium Range Weather Forecasting model derived analysed winds and QuikScat scatterometer derived surface winds.
To observe the swell impact in Indian Ocean region, the wave models runs have been made in global as well as regional
scale. The difference in the model derived wave heights have been compared with in-situ buoy data as well as satellite
altimeter derived wave height data. The study clearly demonstrates that high swell waves from the Southern Ocean
propagate towards the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.