• Gerbrant van Vledder
  • Adem Akpınar
The swell climate of the Black Sea has been determined using a long-term 31-year wave hindcast with the thirdgeneration spectral wave model SWAN in combination with spectral partitioning. This technique enables decomposing wave spectra into individual wave systems representing wind seas or swells and computing integral wave parameters of each partition. Results are presented of the partition technique and of spatial and seasonal characteristics of wind sea and swell systems. In addition, the average amount of swell energy and the occurrence probability of dangerous crossing sea states are determined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAntalya, Turkey
EditorsP. Lynett
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 17 Nov 201620 Nov 2016
Conference number: 35

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
ISSN (Electronic)0161-3782


Conference35th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
Abbreviated title ICCE 2016
Internet address

    Research areas

  • SWAN, Wind-wave modelling, Swell climate, Spectral Partitioning, Black Sea

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