Variations in the Baltic Sea wave fields
2003 (English)In: Ocean Engineering, ISSN 0029-8018, Vol. 30, no 1, 107-126 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The surface waves in the Baltic Sea are hindcast with the spectral wave model HYPAS during a 12-month period. The model results show a strong temporal and spatial variation in the wave field due to the physical dimensions of the different basins and the predominant wind field. The highest waves in the area are found in the outer part of Skagerrak, as well as in the central and southern parts of the Baltic Proper. To get significant waves above 6 m high, strong winds (15–20 m/s) must have been blowing for 6 to 24 h from a favourable direction over a deep area.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 30, no 1, 107-126 p.
Wave modelling, HYPAS, Significant wave height, Baltic Sea, Kattegat, Skagerrak
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13765DOI: 10.1016/S0029-8018(01)00103-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13765DiVA: diva2:21375