About this Research Topic
In recent decades obtaining accurate wind and wave hindcasts in marine environments and investigation of climate change effects on marine environment and conditions have become popular research topics. The wind and wave modelling communities have made significant developments on physical and numerical parameterizations and model performance in sea state modelling. Knowledge of the marine environment has been understood better with modelled wind and wave datasets, supplemented by in-situ and remotely sensed data. Quality of wind information is being increased and this provides to obtain more accurate wave information in the ocean areas. Therefore, improvements in the wind predictions are of prime interest. ECMWF recently published a new reanalysis product ERA5.
For the past 25 years, the international community has been evaluating and comparing the world's most sophisticated climate models produced by various teams. Every few years there is a new comprehensive international evaluation called the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project.
Following up-to-date developments on wind and wave hindcasts/forecasts and climate models, the main target of this Research Topic is to create a multidisciplinary forum of discussions on the most recent advances in wave hindcasts/forecasts in various marine environments as well as to identify possible climate change effects on winds and waves.
We invite authors to contribute original research papers that will illustrate the continuing effort to understand marine environments and conditions and climate change impacts on them.
- Wave hindcasts/forecasts in marine environments
- Global, regional, and coastal scales
- Developments in wind and wave model hindcasts
- Climate change impacts
- Wind and wave climates
- Historical hindcasts
- Future analysis
- Extreme events and storm analyses
- Wind and wave climate projections and scenarios
- Wind energy and wave energy evaluation
Keywords: Waves, Winds, Sea State Modelling, Climate, Climate Change
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