WIT Press


Wave Spectral Evolution On The Coastlines Of Southern Italy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV040291

Volume

68

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

483 kb

Author(s)

G. Benassai, E. Chianese & E. Sansone

Abstract

The objective of the present study is the transfer of given sea wave spectra on deep water and the simulation of the wave spectral saturation from deep to intermediate water. The deep water spectra recorded offshore the coastlines of Southern Italy were transferred to the Gulfs of Naples and Salerno, where they were compared with wave spectra recorded by the Institute of Meteorology and Oceanography and waves recorded by the Naples Hydrographic Service, respectively. The JONSWAP parameters were calculated from the measured spectral density and related with the nondimensional fetch, energy and peak frequency through a regression in log scale, obtaining a satisfactory agreement with the published results. The relationships between the spectral parameters and the nondimensional fetch gave the possibility to trans

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