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A Two-Way Nesting Procedure for the WAM Model: Application to the Spanish Coast

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M. Gomez Lahoz, J. C. Carretero Albiach

Clima Marítimo—CEPVC, Puertos del Estado, Antonio Lopez 81, Madrid, Spain 28026

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 119(1), 20-24 (Feb 01, 1997) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2829040 History: Received January 01, 1995; Revised August 12, 1996; Online December 17, 2007

Abstract

The performance of the standard one-way nesting procedure for a regional application of a third-generation wave model is investigated. It is found that this nesting procedure is not applicable when the resolution has to be enhanced drastically, unless intermediate grids are placed between the coarse and the fine grid areas. This solution, in turn, requires an excess of computing resources. A two-way nesting procedure is developed and implemented in the model. Advantages and disadvantages of both systems are discussed. The model output for a test case is compared with observed data and the results are discussed in the paper.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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