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Wave forecasting and monitoring during very severe cyclone Phailin in the Bay of Bengal

Balakrishnan Nair, TM and Remya, PG and Harikumar, R and Sandhya, KG (2014) Wave forecasting and monitoring during very severe cyclone Phailin in the Bay of Bengal. Current Sciences, 106 (8). pp. 1121-1125.

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Abstract

Wave fields, both measured and forecast during the very severe cyclone Phailin, are discussed in this communication. Waves having maximum height of 13.54 m were recorded at Gopalpur, the landfall point of the cyclone. The forecast and observed significant wave heights matched well at Gopalpur with correlation coefficient of 0.98, RMS error of 0.35 m and scatter index of 14%. Forecasts were also validated in the open ocean and found to be reliable (scatter index < 15%). The study also revealed the presence of Southern Ocean swells with a peak period of 20-22 sec hitting Gopalpur coast along with the cyclone-generated waves.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indain Acadeny of Sciences.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buoys; Phailin; tropical cyclone; swell; wave forecast
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 09:19
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 09:19
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1002

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