EXTREME STORMS IN THE ADRIATIC SEA

L. Cavaleri, L. Bertotti, P. Canestrelli, P. Lionello

Abstract


We discuss the application of the third generation WAM wave model to the Adriatic Sea. We focus in particular on one of the extreme storms that produced also heavy flooding in Venice. We discuss the problem of a correct description of the wind fields as a crucial input information to the wave model. After hindcasting the wave conditions during the storm, we use them as input for an estimate of the wave set-up towards the shore. We show that its consideration is essential for a proper evaluation of the flood level in the town.

Keywords


Adriatic Sea; extreme storm; storm

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