The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), with the assistance of Cardno (NSW/ACT) and Baird Australia, have developed the NSW Coastal Ocean Wave Model – a coupled WAVEWATCH III/SWAN modelling system that has been designed to simulate historical and potential future coastal wave climates. The purpose of the model is to investigate latitudinal and temporal variability in NSW deep-water wave climates, and alongshore variability in nearshore wave conditions. This paper describes the wave modelling facility, discusses the evaluation of model performance to date, and describes the proposed wave data products, which will be useful for assessing coastal hazard risks in NSW.
NSW Coastal Ocean Wave Model: Investigating spatial and temporary variability in coastal wave climates
This paper presents the development and application of the NSW Coastal Ocean Wave Model to date, including the evaluation of model performance against other datasets, and describes prospective datasets that will be generated through the ongoing development of the wave model.
- 1 November 2014
- Office of Environment and Heritage
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