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A Review of Wave Climate and Prediction Along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast : Volume 8, Issue 6 (13/11/2008)

By Sánchez-arcilla, A.

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Title: A Review of Wave Climate and Prediction Along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast : Volume 8, Issue 6 (13/11/2008)  
Author: Sánchez-arcilla, A.
Volume: Vol. 8, Issue 6
Language: English
Subject: Science, Natural, Hazards
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Bolaños, R., Sánchez-Arcilla, A., & González-Marco, D. (2008). A Review of Wave Climate and Prediction Along the Spanish Mediterranean Coast : Volume 8, Issue 6 (13/11/2008). Retrieved from

Description: Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima (LIM/UPC), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. This paper reviews the characterization of wave storms along the Spanish/Catalan Mediterranean coast. It considers the physical and statistical description of wave parameters and how they are affected by the prevailing meteo patterns and the sharp gradients in orography and bathymetry. The available field data and numerically simulated wave fields are discussed from this perspective. The resulting limits in accuracy and predictability are illustrated with specific examples. This allows deriving some conclusions for both short-term operational predictions and a long-term climatic assessment.

A review of wave climate and prediction along the Spanish Mediterranean coast

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