A detailed understanding of spatial and temporal variability in oceanic and nearshore wave climates is essential to better assess the present and future risks of coastal hazards such as erosion and inundation. To this end, the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has commissioned the next phase of the NSW Coastal Wave Model project: the State Wide Nearshore Wave Transformation Tool. The toolbox enables users to investigate and visualise over 35 years of historical nearshore wave conditions along the entire NSW coast, generate nearshore wave hindcast datasets at any location, and view nearshore wave conditions for offshore design wave scenarios.
NSW Coastal Wave Model: State Wide Nearshore Wave Transformation Tool
This report describes the development and validation of shelf-scale state-wide Wave Transfer Functions (WTFs), which are applied to transfer measured or modelled deep-water directional wave data to any nearshore location along the NSW coast, in a computationally efficient manner.
- 25 January 2017
- Office of Environment and Heritage
- File PDF 7.6MB
- Pages 103
- Name nsw-nearshore-wave-transformation-tool-report.pdf