Two different numerical wave models have been adopted for the wave model system developed in this project. The first of these models, Wavewatch-III, is primarily a large scale, deepwater spectral wave model system that is specifically designed to accurately and efficiently model wave generation and propagation across oceanic scale model domains. In this project the Wavewatch III model system has been applied to model waves on a global scale at a 1-degree model resolution, with finer nested grids for the Australian region (0.25-degree resolution) and also the NSW coast and Tasman Sea (0.05-degree resolution).
NSW Coastal Waves: Numerical Modelling
The purpose of this project was to develop a calibrated global scale numerical wave model system with which to model historical (hindcast) extreme storm events along the NSW coastline.
- 28 September 2012
- Office of Environment and Heritage
- File PDF 6.4MB
- Pages 145
- Name nsw-coastal-waves-numerical-modelling-technical-report.pdf