Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1499–1518, 2016

Special issue: Situational sea awareness technologies for maritime safety...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1499–1518, 2016

Research article 01 Jul 2016

Research article | 01 Jul 2016

High-resolution wave and hydrodynamics modelling in coastal areas: operational applications for coastal planning, decision support and assessment

Achilleas G. Samaras et al.

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