Wave Climate off the Perth Coast: evaluation of an ocean HF radar system and WaveWatch3

Jaffrés, Jasmine B.D., and Heron, Mal (2011) Wave Climate off the Perth Coast: evaluation of an ocean HF radar system and WaveWatch3. In: Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2011. pp. 1-6. From: Coasts and Ports 2011, 28 - 30 September 2011, Perth, WA, Australia.

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Knowledge of the wave climate is important for both economical and environmental motives. Here, we are investigating the wave climate near Rottnest Island, using a combination of observational data (via an HF radar system) and numerical modelling (WaveWatch3). WaveWatch3 facilitates the modelling of wave properties, including directional wave spectra, over a large spatial area. The observations from the Fremantle HF radar station compare reasonably well with the modelling results, inducing confidence in the capability of the radar station to accurately represent the wave climate over mesoscale distances.

Item ID: 20851
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-85825-886-0
Keywords: HF radar, WaveWatch3 model, waves
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Coasts and Ports 2011 is an amalgamation of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference.

Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 04:46
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0405 Oceanography > 040503 Physical Oceanography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9611 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water > 961104 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments @ 100%
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