Uncertainty of Ocean Wave Hindcasts Due to Wind Modeling

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J. C. Teixeira, M. P. Abreu, C. Guedes Soares

Unit for Marine Technology and Engineering, Technical University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Tecnico, 1096 Lisboa, Portugal

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 117(4), 294-297 (Nov 01, 1995) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2827237 History: Received January 01, 1993; Revised August 10, 1995; Online December 17, 2007


Two wind models were developed and their results were compared with data gathered during the Wangara experiment, so as to characterize their uncertainty. One of the models was adopted to generate the wind fields used as input to a second generation wave model. The relative error in the wind speed was considered in order to assess the uncertainties of the predictions or the significant wave height. Different time steps for the wind input were also used to determine their effect on the predicted significant wave height.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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