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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

An Atlas of the Wave-Energy Resource in Europe

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M. T. Pontes

INETI-ITE, Lisbon, Portugal

G. A. Athanassoulis

NTUA, Athens, Greece

S. Barstow

OCEANOR A/S, Trondheim, Norway

L. Cavaleri

ISDGM, Venice, Italy

B. Holmes

UCC, Cork, Ireland

D. Mollison

HWU, Edinburgh, U.K.

H. Oliveira-Pires

IM, Lisbon, Portugal

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 118(4), 307-309 (Nov 01, 1996) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2833921 History: Received July 26, 1995; Revised June 26, 1996; Online January 25, 2008

Abstract

An atlas of the European offshore wave energy resource, being developed within the scope of a European R&D program, includes the characterization of the offshore resource for the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Europe in addition to providing wave-energy and wave-climate statistics that are of interest to other users of the ocean. The wave data used for compiling the Atlas come from the numerical wind-wave model WAM, implemented in the routine operation of the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in addition to directional wave measurements from the Norwegian offshore waters.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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