WAVE STATISTICS AND SPECTRAL MONITORING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA (i.e. SICILY CHANNEL): 9 YEARS OF WAVE DATA MONITORING

Emanuele Terrile, Gianluigi De Filippi, Ostilio Spadaccini

Abstract


The main aim of the work if to define and characterized the wave filed in the intermediate water depth of the mediterranean Sea, in particular in the Sicily channel.
Even if is not the appropriate wave spectrum, the jONSWAP spectrum is often used in the Mediterranean Sea as input for the most common third-generation spectral wave models, e.g. SWAN (Booij et al. 1996). The definition of site-specific spectral parameters by means of measured wave data allows to get a better assessment of the wave field in the coastal area with consequent better description of the wave characteristics to be used to design coastal structures.

Keywords


wave statistics; spectral analysis; monitoring systems

References


CavaniƩ, Arhan, and Ezraty, 1976. A statistical relationships between individual heights and periods of storm waves. 5th SPE Int.Conf. Stavenger, Norway


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