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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5(1), 12; doi:10.3390/jmse5010012

Wind-Wave Characterization in a Wind-Jet Region: The Ebro Delta Case

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Laboratori d’Enginyeria Marítima, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), C/Jordi Girona 1-3 Edif. D1, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Servei Meteorològic de Catalunya (SMC), C/Berlin 38-48 4a, 08029 Barcelona, Spain
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Academic Editors: Harshinie Karunarathna and Jenifer Brown
Received: 15 October 2016 / Revised: 10 February 2017 / Accepted: 14 February 2017 / Published: 20 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modelling Waves in Coasts and Estuaries)
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Abstract

This manuscript describes the wind-wave generation, development and fading in a complex area: a wind-jet region. The study region is the offshore Ebro Delta (NW Mediterranean Sea) where strong cross-shelf winds occur due to a topographic channelization. This leads to relatively short-fetch conditions, which interact with the swell component. The third-generation wave model Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) is implemented and fed by high-resolution wind fields. A combination of buoy and High Frequency (HF) radar data is used for model validation, resulting in a reasonable level of agreement. The numerical results characterize the wind-wave evolution during a wind jet. A bimodal spectrum is observed due to the interaction of swell and sea systems. The wave directional spreading exhibits lower values at the wind-jet axis. Finally, a reliability analysis of the wave data from an HF radar deployed at the region is carried out. View Full-Text
Keywords: waves; bimodal spectra; directional spreading; HF radar; Ebro Delta waves; bimodal spectra; directional spreading; HF radar; Ebro Delta
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Ràfols, L.; Pallares, E.; Espino, M.; Grifoll, M.; Sánchez-Arcilla, A.; Bravo, M.; Sairouní, A. Wind-Wave Characterization in a Wind-Jet Region: The Ebro Delta Case. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2017, 5, 12.

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