Special Issue "Dynamics of the Wind and Wave Conditions in Marine Environment in the Context of the Climate Change"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Liliana Rusu
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Dunărea de Jos University of Galati, 47 Domneasca Street, 800008a Galati, Romania
Tel. +40 745 399 426
Interests: wave modelling, wave energy, wave climate, waves in ocean and coastal areas, wave–current interactions, ocean wave analysis
Dr. Mariana Bernardino
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Guest Editor
Center for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering, IST, Lisbon, Portugal
Tel. +351 21 841 9347
Interests: wind and wave modelling; wind and wave climate; climate change; climate variability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are inviting submissions to the Special Issue ‘Dynamics of the wind and wave conditions in the marine environment in the context of climate change’. This Special Issue is motivated by the increasing interest in the evaluation of the changes observed in wind and wave conditions, and also in the estimation of the future conditions under various climate projections. These issues are important for various activities developed in the marine environment, due to their impact on coastal zones. One of the activities is represented by the energy extraction from wind and waves, which is affected by climate change.

Taking in consideration the above-mentioned aspects, this Special Issue encompasses, but is not limited to, the following topics of interest:

- Wind and wave modelling

- In-situ measurements

- Analysis of remotely sensed data

- Coastal dynamics and nearshore processes

- Extreme events and coastal hazards

- Wind and wave climate projections and scenarios in the marine environment

- Wind and wave energy in the marine environment

Prof. Dr. Liliana Rusu
Dr. Mariana Bernardino
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • marine environment
  • wind and wave climate change
  • climate projections
  • coastal dynamics
  • wind and wave energy

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Long-Term Analysis of the Black Sea Weather Windows
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7(9), 303; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7090303 - 03 Sep 2019
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A particular aspect of the maritime operations involves available weather intervals, especially in the context of the emerging renewable energy projects. The Black Sea basin is considered for assessment in this work, by analyzing a total of 30-years (1987–2016) of high-resolution wind and [...] Read more.
A particular aspect of the maritime operations involves available weather intervals, especially in the context of the emerging renewable energy projects. The Black Sea basin is considered for assessment in this work, by analyzing a total of 30-years (1987–2016) of high-resolution wind and wave data. Furthermore, using as reference, the operations thresholds of some installation vessels, some relevant case studies have been identified. The evaluation was made over the entire sea basin, but also for some specific sites located close to the major harbors. In general, the significant wave heights with values above 2.5 m present a maximum restriction of 6%, while for the western sector, a percentage value of 40% is associated to a significant wave height of 1 m. There are situations in which the persistence of a restriction reaches a maximum time interval of 96-h; this being the case of the sites Constanta, Sulina, Istanbul or Burgas. From a long-term perspective, it seems that there is a tendency of the waves to increase close to the Romanian, Bulgarian, and Turkish coastal environments—while an opposite trend is expected for the sites located on the eastern side. Full article
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Nearshore Wave Dynamics at Mangalia Beach Simulated by Spectral Models
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7(7), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7070206 - 02 Jul 2019
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The objective of this paper is to present an integrated picture of the relationship between the waves and the modifications induced by them in the Romanian shoreline. Thus, the hydrodynamic processes at the Mangalia beaches, located in the southern side of the Romanian [...] Read more.
The objective of this paper is to present an integrated picture of the relationship between the waves and the modifications induced by them in the Romanian shoreline. Thus, the hydrodynamic processes at the Mangalia beaches, located in the southern side of the Romanian nearshore, are simulated using the modeling system Mike 21 SW (MIKE 21 Spectral Waves), developed by the Danish Hydration Institute (DHI). This is one of the newest spectral wave models, which can be used for regional- and local-scale simulations. The model has been calibrated and validated using buoy measurements. The analysis of the statistical parameters shows a good match between the model and the observed data. Furthermore, a model to compare the differences that occur on the beach profiles between the cold and warm seasons was developed. The results obtained indicate a reinforcement of the coastal erosion in the winter, when the waves are stronger (especially in January and February). Full article
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An Evaluation of the Wind and Wave Dynamics along the European Coasts
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7(2), 43; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7020043 - 08 Feb 2019
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The objective of this work is to analyze the wind and wave conditions along the coasts of the European seas. The emphasis is put on the mean and maximum values. The areas studied are characterized by intense maritime activities, including traffic, as well [...] Read more.
The objective of this work is to analyze the wind and wave conditions along the coasts of the European seas. The emphasis is put on the mean and maximum values. The areas studied are characterized by intense maritime activities, including traffic, as well as various harbor and offshore operations. In the present study, 35 years of data (1983–2017) coming from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) were processed, corresponding to 40 different geographical locations. Thus, these 40 reference points are defined for some of the most relevant offshore locations in the coastal environments targeted. As regards the data considered in the analysis, two different sets were used. The first corresponds to the wave model, while the second to the atmospheric model, both operated by ECMWF. Finally, it can be concluded that the proposed work provides a global perspective related to the average and maximum wind and wave conditions and to a further extent on the climate dynamics along the coasts of the European seas. Full article
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