THE WAMS MODEL APPLIED TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Luigi Cavaleri, Luciana Bertotti, Jose E. De Luis, Piero Lionello

Abstract


The application of an advanced third generation wave model to the Mediterranean Sea is described. The model is based on the physical description of the wind wave evolution, avoiding any shortcoming in the estimate of the single terms that contribute to the energy budget. The capability of the model to respond to any meteorological situation is illustrated by applying it to a severe storm occurred in January 1987. The results show that the crucial point for the final accuracy lies in the correct evaluation of the wind field.

Keywords


WAMS model; Mediterranean; model application

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