Predicting waves spectra with a third generation spectral wave model

Charles L. Vincent, Robert E. Jensen, Hans C. Graber

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Abstract

the ability of the third generation spectral wave model, 3GWAM, to simulate frequency and directional spectra during a northeast storm of October 1990 along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast is investigated. 3GWAM had been observed to predict wave heights very well during the storm which provided an opportunity to evaluate the quality of the spectral predictions. The storm conditions are represented by high speeds (25 m/s wind speeds) with a distinct wind direction shift. In general, the model performed well with under predictions in low frequency wave components most likely due to small under estimates in wave height. The model simulated the shape of the observed directional spectra within the assumed uncertainty of the observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc 2 Int Symp Ocean Wave Meas Anal
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages420-432
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0872629228
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jul 25 1993Jul 28 1993

Publication series

NameProc 2 Int Symp Ocean Wave Meas Anal

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Ocean Wave Measurement and Analysis
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period7/25/937/28/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Vincent, C. L., Jensen, R. E., & Graber, H. C. (1994). Predicting waves spectra with a third generation spectral wave model. In Proc 2 Int Symp Ocean Wave Meas Anal (pp. 420-432). (Proc 2 Int Symp Ocean Wave Meas Anal). Publ by ASCE.