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LU Jing, TENG Yong, CHI Wanqing, YIN Liping, WANG Daolong. Investigation of wave characteristics in a semi-enclosed bay based on SWAN model validated with buoys and ADPobserved currents[J]. HaiyangYuHuZhao, 2019, 37(2): 434-447

Investigation of wave characteristics in a semi-enclosed bay based on SWAN model validated with buoys and ADPobserved currents

LU Jing1,2, TENG Yong1,2, CHI Wanqing1, YIN Liping1,2, WANG Daolong1,2
1 First Institute of Oceanography, MNR, Qingdao 266061, China;
2 Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical Modeling, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266237, China
In this study, the simulating waves nearshore (SWAN) model with a locally refined curvilinear grid system was constructed to simulate waves in Jervis Bay and the neighbouring ocean of Australia, with the aim of examining the wave characteristics in an area with special topography and practical importance. This model was verified by field observations from buoys and acoustic Doppler profilers (ADPs). The model precisions were validated for both wind-generated waves and open-ocean swells. We present an approach with which to convert ADP-observed current data from near the bottom into the significant wave height. Our approach is deduced from the Fourier transform technique and the linear wave theory. The results illustrate that the location of the bay entrance is important because it allows the swells in the dominant direction to propagate into the bay despite the narrowness of the bay entrance. The wave period Tp is also strongly related to the wave direction in the semi-enclosed bay. The Tp is great enough along the entire propagating direction from the bay entrance to the top of the bay, and the largest Tp appears along the north-west coast, which is the end tip of the swells' propagation.
Key words:    wave|simulating waves nearshore (SWAN)|acoustic Doppler profilers (ADPs)|buoy|swell|semi-enclosed bay   
Received: 2018-02-01   Revised: 2018-03-27
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