Ensemble forecasting on wave modelling

Yang Ming Fan, Shunqi Pan, Jia Ming Chen, Chia Chuen Kao

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The purpose of this study is to quantitatively assess the effect of uncertainties on the wave forecasts using the ensemble approach. The ensemble method is an effective approach to assess the effect of the model uncertainty by producing not only one, but several forecasts. The ensemble wave modelling system was applied to the Taiwan sea area. There are four different operational atmospheric models that provide predictions of wind at 10 m height above sea surface. The simulated wave of WAVEWATCH III drove from NCEP, JMA, NFS, and WRF wind fields. From the simulated wave heights of all ensemble members, it can be clearly seen that the uncertainties from the atmospheric predictions have significantly affected the predicted hydrodynamic results. A further ensemble statistics, including the ensemble mean, and mean ± standard deviation. The ensemble statistics that the accuracy of the waves can be considerably improved by the ensemble mean + standard deviation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event10th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 2011 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 2011 Oct 252011 Oct 29


Conference10th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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