EIGHT YEARS WAVE HINDCAST AND ANALYSIS OF WAVE CLIMATE

Yoshio Hatada, Masataka Tamaguchi

Abstract


This paper deals with 8 years of wave hindcast at 11 wave observation points along- the coast of the Japan Sea using a long-term shallow water wave hindcast system, and investigation of its applicability to the estimation of wave climate. Comparison with observations for not only time variations of significant waves but also long-term sea state indices such as yearly-averaged wave height and period. The availability of the present system and the advantages over the deep water wave hindcast system previously developed by the authors are verified by close and more reasonable agreement with the observed data including mean wave direction.

Keywords


wave climate; wave hindcast; climate analysis

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