Wind-Wave Characterization in a Wind-Jet Region: The Ebro Delta Case
AbstractThis 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
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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.
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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2017; 5(1):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ràfols, Laura; Pallares, Elena; Espino, Manuel; Grifoll, Manel; Sánchez-Arcilla, Agustín; Bravo, Manel; Sairouní, Abdel. 2017. "Wind-Wave Characterization in a Wind-Jet Region: The Ebro Delta Case." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 5, no. 1: 12.
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