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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2012, Vol 12, Num, 5     (Pages: 363-369)

Modeling of Wind Waves in the Bays of South-West Part of the Crimea Peninsula

Vladimir Vladimirovich Fomin 1 ,Dmitriy Vladimirovich Alekseev 2 ,Elena Vasil’evna Ivancha 2

1 Marine Branch of Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, 61, Sovetskaya st., 99011, Sevastopol, Ukraine
2 Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the NAS of Ukraine, 2, Kapitanskaya st., 99011, Sevastopol, Ukraine
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v12_2_23 Viewed : 2994 - Downloaded : 1726 Numerical simulation of wind waves in the bays of south-west part of the Crimea Peninsula is carried out with high space resolution. Particular attention is paid to the local characteristics of wind waves in the Sevastopol Bay. The parallel version of wind wave spectral model SWAN is implemented. The steady state waves caused by wind of different directions are considered. It is obtained that the most intensive waves near the Crimea south-west coast and in the Sevastopol Bay are generated by west wind; the less intensive ones are caused by east wind. Evolution of wave heights, velocities and lengths on different stages of storm on 11 November 2007 are studied. The areas of coast which are subjected mostly by storm waves are determined. Keywords : Computing cluster, SWAN, the Sevastopol Bay