WAVE CLIMATE ASSESSMENT IN THE SOUTH AEGEAN SHELF

Spiros Christopoulos, Christos Solomonidis

Abstract


Wave climate parameters are estimated in a coastal area in the South Aegean Sea with the use of wave hindcast, wave transformation and spectral transformation models. The relative performance of these models is judged with the aid of a field measurements campaign. It is shown that most models can give the correct prediction in the intermediate depth waters, whereas only models taking into account nonlinear phenomena can match the measurements in the very shallow water area.

Keywords


wave climate; climate assessment; South Aegean shelf; shelf

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