WAve predictions in the Nearshore with Data Assimilation (WANDA)

Duration: 01.07.2013-30.06.2015 (24 months)

Coordination: Instituto Superior Técnico

Funding Entity: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/ECM-HID/1896/2012)

The present project is aiming towards the development of a data assimilation system able to improve the wave predictions in the Portuguese coastal environment. In a first approach the system will be implemented using hindcast wave data in order to provide reanalysis wave fields with higher accuracy. The final target would be to implement effective data assimilation methodologies able to increase the accuracy of the nowcast and forecast products. Such an improved wave prediction system would provide a better decision support in various situations that can be associated with the usual coastal operations.

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