A NUMERICAL WAVE PREDICTION MODEL FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS

David J. Schwab

Abstract


A two-dimensional wave prediction model suitable for use on personal computers is described. The model requires the twodimensional time-dependent wind field as input. Output consists of wave height, wave period, and wave direction estimates at all grid points on a computational grid representing an enclosed or semi-closed basin. Model predictions compare favorably with observations from a wave research tower in Lake Erie. A formula is provided to estimate how long a model simulation would take on a personal computer given the surface area of the computational domain, the grid size, and the computer clock speed.

Keywords


personal computer; numerical model; prediction model; wave prediction

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