Multi-scale wave modelling; Field validation in Faxe Bay, Denmark

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Access to local nearshore wave climate conditions on a detailed spatial scale is important for many coastal engineering practices. These include assessing the flood risk of coastal infrastructure, designing coastal protection measures, and estimating sediment transport processes and wave run-up. The present study displays a multi-scale wave modelling approach using the numerical wave model SWAN (Booij et al., 1999) together with field data applied in the southern Baltic Sea. The main objective of the study was to investigate the possibility of employing a single wave model for seamless simulations over several scales in time and space, from offshore to nearshore, including the effects of grid size and resolution. Validation with extensive field data was a crucial part of the study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Sept

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Ocean and River Engineering

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