WEMo (Wave Exposure Model): Formulation, Procedures and Validation

Malhotra, Amit and Fonseca, Mark S. (2007) WEMo (Wave Exposure Model): Formulation, Procedures and Validation. Beaufort, NC, NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, (NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS, 65)

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Abstract

This report describes the working of National Centers for Coastal Ocean Service (NCCOS) Wave Exposure Model (WEMo) capable of predicting the exposure of a site in estuarine and closed water to local wind generated waves. WEMo works in two different modes: the Representative Wave Energy (RWE) mode calculates the exposure using physical parameters like wave energy and wave height, while the Relative Exposure Index (REI) empirically calculates exposure as a unitless index. Detailed working of the model in both modes and their procedures are described along with a few sample runs. WEMo model output in RWE mode (wave height and wave energy) is compared against data collected from wave sensors near Harkers Island, North Carolina for validation purposes. Computed results agreed well with the wave sensors data indicating that WEMo can be an effective tool in predicting local wave energy in closed estuarine environments. (PDF contains 31 pages)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: WEMo (Wave Exposure Model): Formulation, Procedures and Validation
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Malhotra, AmitAmit.Malhotra@noaa.gov
Fonseca, Mark S.Mark.Fonseca@noaa.gov
Series Name: NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS
Number: 65
Date: 2007
Publisher: NOAA/National Ocean Service/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Place of Publication: Beaufort, NC
Issuing Agency: United States National Ocean Service
Additional Information: Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: WEMo; Wave exposure; Wind wave exposure; Wave energy; Wave height; Relative exposure index; REI; Representative wave energy; RWE; Fetch
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 2124
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 26 May 2009 22:46
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2014 20:20
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2124

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