Field measurements of coastal waves and currents in Portugal and Greece

Type Article
Date 2000-07
Language English
Author(s) Paillard Michel, Prevosto MarcORCID, Barstow Sf, Soares Cg
Affiliation(s) IFREMER, Ctr Brest, F-92980 Plouzane, France.
OCEANOR, Trondheim, Norway.
Inst Super Tecn, Lisbon, Portugal.
Source Coastal Engineering (0378-3839) (Elsevier Science Bv), 2000-07 , Vol. 40 , N. 4 , P. 285-296
DOI 10.1016/S0378-3839(00)00014-4
WOS© Times Cited 9
Keyword(s) waves, currents, Portugal, Greece
Abstract The MAST II WAVEMOD Project aimed at improving stochastic modelling of ocean waves and currents in coastal waters. In order to supplement existing data, two measurement campaigns were carried our, one on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, and, secondly, on the northern coast of Crete in the Mediterranean. The Portuguese measurements covered 7 months during winter 1993-1994, while off Crete, measurements started early in February 1994 and continued for 10 months, In both sites, two directional Waveriders and one non-directional Waverider were deployed along a transect our from the coast in water depths between 10 and 100 m. In addition, the Mediterranean site also incorporated measurements of mean current velocities. Available satellite data were analysed to supplement the buoy data. In this paper, both measurement campaigns are described together with a presentation of some of the data collected. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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