Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2675–2695, 2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2675–2695, 2018

Research article 22 Oct 2018

Research article | 22 Oct 2018

Implementation and validation of a new operational wave forecasting system of the Mediterranean Monitoring and Forecasting Centre in the framework of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

Michalis Ravdas et al.

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A high-resolution operational wave forecasting system for the Mediterranean Sea has been developed within the framework of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, which provides open, cost-free, and quality-controlled products. The system accounts for waves arriving through the Straight of Gibraltar and for the effect of surface currents on waves. It provides accurate results over well-exposed locations and satisfactory results within enclosed basins and near the coast.
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