Hybridation of generation propagation models and SPH model to study severe sea states in Galician Coast

A. J.C. Crespo*, M. Gómez-Gesteira, P. Carracedo, R. A. Dalrymple

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Abstract

The Atlantic and Cantabrian coasts of the Iberian Peninsula suffer the periodic passage of storms which give rise to severe sea states. Standard generation- propagation models (WAM, WAVEWATCH, SWAN) are commonly used for operational oceanography purposes with satisfactory results both in the open ocean and in near shore areas but they do not provide information about the possibility of flooding in coastal areas. A 2D HV version of SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) model is considered to propagate the signal provided by generation- propagation models to the coast and to analyze the nature of coastal structures overtopping as a tool to create maps of risk. SPH is shown to provide valuable information about overtopping (maximum water height and water velocity) under the stormy conditions suffered by the Galician coast on February 17, 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Marine Systems
Volume72
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Interaction wave-coastal structures
  • Overtopping
  • SPH
  • SWAN
  • WAVEWATCH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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