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12 December 2006 Impact of scatterometer winds in the Indian coastal region using SWAN model
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The lack of adequate observational information over the ocean, create a great difficulty in prediction of ocean state near the Indian coasts. Frequent satellite passes over this region provides valuable wind data resources that can be used to force regional models to evaluate ocean wave spectrum near coasts with a better accuracy. In this work both scatterometer wind from QuikSCAT as well as the ETA model wind from NCMRWF are used to force coastal wave model SWAN nested in open-ocean WAM model. The results indicate that the SWAN nested in WAM predicts the wind generated wave height with better accuracy when forced when forced with the QuikSCAT wind. But the swell height predominantly depends on the boundary conditions provided on the model.
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Suchandra A. Bhowmick, Raj Kumar, Sujit Basu, and Abhijit Sarkar "Impact of scatterometer winds in the Indian coastal region using SWAN model", Proc. SPIE 6404, Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions, 640405 (12 December 2006);


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