Wave forecasting in Prince William Sound (Alaska)

Gaurav Singhal, Vijay Panchang

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Abstract

There is an established need for accurate ocean weather predictions in many coastal regions, and we have begun to address this problem for various coastal domains in the Gulf of Maine, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Gulf of Mexico. Prince William Sound (PWS) in Gulf of Alaska, for instance, has been the site of a catastrophic oil spill, and the PWS Oil Spill Recovery Institute has placed much emphasis on environmental prediction to assist mariners. The aim of this paper is to assess the influence of available wind data on the prediction of wave heights in PWS. For this purpose, global (low resolution) as well as the local (high resolution) wind-fields are compared to the available buoy data and subsequently used to drive a state-of-the-art wave model, SWAN. The model results, in hindcast mode, are compared for a period of 16 days using all available wind-fields (local as well as global); while in forecast mode, forecast skill is evaluated with respect to the available buoy data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventOCEANS 2008 - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Duration: 15 Sep 200818 Sep 2008

Other

OtherOCEANS 2008
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City, QC
Period15/9/0818/9/08

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Oil spills
Acoustic waves
data buoy
oil spill
wind field
prediction
wave height
Recovery
weather
gulf
ocean
forecast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Oceanography

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Wave forecasting in Prince William Sound (Alaska). / Singhal, Gaurav; Panchang, Vijay.

OCEANS 2008. 2008. 5152004.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Singhal, G & Panchang, V 2008, Wave forecasting in Prince William Sound (Alaska). in OCEANS 2008., 5152004, OCEANS 2008, Quebec City, QC, Canada, 15/9/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2008.5152004
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