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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Flood risk management and adaptation : Operational oceanographic platform in thermaikos gulf (greece): forecasting and emergency alert syst...
Operational oceanographic platform in thermaikos gulf (greece): forecasting and emergency alert system for public use
Author : YANNIS KRESTENITIS, KATERINA KOMBIADOU, YANNIS S. ANDROULIDAKIS, CHRISTOS MAKRIS, VASSILIS BALTIKAS,CHARALAMBOS SKOULIKARIS, YANNIS KONTOS, GIOLANTA KALANTZI
ABSTRACT
A state-of-the-art forecasting system (WaveForUs: Wave climate and coastal circulation Forecasts for public Use) is
implemented, delivering 3-day forecasts of spectral wave characteristics, hydrodynamic circulation and storm surges for
the Thermaikos Gulf (North Aegean Sea). The forecasts are disseminated to the public via television broadcasts and
internet applications. The WaveForUs platform is fully functional and aspires to provide users with an invaluable tool for
their sea-based activities in Greece. The simulations are based on a storm surge hydrodynamic model, a circulation
ocean model and a wave model, while necessary atmospheric input data are provided by a well-validated atmospheric
model. The main characteristics of the WaveForUs system and the sea-state models that comprise the core of the
modelling system are presented and discussed, while results from calibration/validation tests support the accuracy of the
forecasts.
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Article : Flood risk management and adaptation
Date Published : 18/08/2015
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