A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2022) | Viewed by 20929
Interests: air-sea interaction; wave climate; climate change
Interests: climate change impacts; ocean climate variability; extreme events; ocean renewable energies; coastal disasters, and coast/shore
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The aim of this Special Issue is to gather recent advances in the field of wave climate: in the monitoring of the present wave climate but also in how climate change can impact the future wave climate.
Wind waves are a key element of the climate system, modulating the exchanges of momentum, heat, and mass across the air–sea interface. However, they also play a striking role in coastal and offshore engineering and environmental issues, for example, in determining the rates of coastal erosion and along coast sediment budgets. In the open ocean, waves frequently represent a major hazard to any offshore operation or structure, or to shipping activity, despite being able to be utilized as a source of renewable energy. Changes in wave climate are therefore of central importance for almost all aspects of coastal and offshore activities. A greater understanding of the wind wave climate, in the present time and in the future, is therefore of greater importance for a sustainable development. Studies of interest to this Special Issue shall include but are not limited to: regional and global wave climate studies (present and future), extreme wave analysis, wave energy, and wind modelling (reanalyses and hindcasts) studies.
Dr. Alvaro Semedo
Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad
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- Wave climate
- Wave reanalysis and hindcasts
- Extreme waves
- Wave climate change
- Wave energy