Course content

The course includes theory classes and hands-on training, and is divided into two days of six hours each (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) as follows

Day 1 (6.0 hours)

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Ocean-wave downscaling general theory (0.5 h).

SWAN model use in real coastal projects. Examples, limits and couple with other models (0.5 h).

GUI overall introduction (1.5 h).

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Coffee break

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Training 1. Stationary run with one JONSWAP wave spectra (1.5 h).

  • Wave and wind forcing general overview.
  • Constant wind field
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • My first wave propagation maps

 

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Lunch time

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Training 2. Non-stationary run with multiple wave spectra (2.0 h).

  • Spatial variation of wind fields
  • Spatial variation of wave fields
  • Validation job using real measurements

Day 2 (6.0 hours)

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Ocean-wave HYBRID downscaling general theory (1.0 h).

Training 3. Coastal zone hybrid reanalysis: Atlantic zone (2.0 h).

  • Wave and wind clustering general overview.
  • Wave hindcast reconstruction in coastal zones.
  • Wave climate products.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Coffee break

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Training 4. Coastal zone hybrid reanalysis: Mediterranean zone (2.0 h).

  • Wave and wind clustering general overview.
  • Wave hindcast reconstruction in coastal zones.
  • Wave climate products.

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Lunch time

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Training 5. UNSWAN: unstructured mesh for wave hindcast in the coast (2.0 h).

  • Advantages and disadvantages of unstructured meshes, general overview.
  • Spatial variation of wind fields using unstructured meshes.
  • Spatial variation of wave fields unstructured meshes.
  • Wave hindcast reconstruction in coastal zones.
  • Validation job using real measurements.
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