WIND SPECIFICATION FOR SPECTRAL OCEAN-WAVE MODELS

M.L. Khandekar, B.M. Eid

Abstract


This paper investigates the utility of winds obtainable from a numerical weather prediction model for driving a spectral ocean-wave model in an operational mode. Wind inputs for two operational spectral wave models were analyzed with respect to observed winds at three locations in the Canadian east coast offshore. Also, significant wave heights obtainable from the two spectral models were evaluated against measured wave data at these locations. Based on this analysis, the importance of appropriate wind specification for operational wave analysis and forecasting is demonstrated.

Keywords


wave model; wind waves; wave spectrum

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