Istituto di Scienze Marine     
Ardhuin F., Bertotti L., Bidlot J., Cavaleri L., Filipetto V., Lefevre J., Wittmann P. Comparison of wind and wave measurements and models in the Western Mediterranean Sea. In: Ocean Engineering, vol. 34 (40271) pp. 526 - 541. Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, 2007.
We have hindcast the wind and wave conditions in the Mediterranean Sea for two one month periods. Four different meteorological models and three different wave models have been used. The results have been compared with satellite and buoy wind and wave observations. Several conclusions concerning both the instruments and the models have been derived. The quality of both wind and wave results has been assessed. Close to the coasts high resolution, nested wave models are required for sufficient reliability. A wave threshold analysis suggests a sufficient reliability only off the coast, with a substantial decrease for low wave heights. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2006.02.008
Subject wind
meteorological models
wave models
satellite data
buoy data

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