Unraveling Climatic Wind and Wave Trends in the Red Sea Using Wave Spectra Partitioning

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626772
Title:
Unraveling Climatic Wind and Wave Trends in the Red Sea Using Wave Spectra Partitioning
Authors:
Langodan, Sabique ( 0000-0003-0513-1790 ) ; Cavaleri, Luigi; Pomaro, Angela; Portilla, Jesus; Abualnaja, Yasser; Hoteit, Ibrahim ( 0000-0002-3751-4393 )
Abstract:
The wind and wave climatology of the Red Sea is derived from a validated 30-year high-resolution model simulation. After describing the relevant features of the basin, the main wind and wave systems are identified by using an innovative spectral partition technique to explain their genesis and characteristics. In the northern part of the sea, wind and waves of the same intensity are present throughout the year, while the central and southern zones are characterized by a marked seasonality. The partition technique allows the association of a general decrease in the energy of the different wave systems with a specific weather pattern. The most intense decrease is found in the northern storms, which are associated with meteorological pulses from the Mediterranean Sea.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Earth Science and Engineering Program
Citation:
Langodan S, Cavaleri L, Pomaro A, Portilla J, Abualnaja Y, et al. (2017) Unraveling Climatic Wind and Wave Trends in the Red Sea Using Wave Spectra Partitioning. Journal of Climate. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/jcli-d-17-0295.1.
Publisher:
American Meteorological Society
Journal:
Journal of Climate
KAUST Grant Number:
RGC/3/1612-01-01
Issue Date:
27-Dec-2017
DOI:
10.1175/jcli-d-17-0295.1
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0894-8755; 1520-0442
Sponsors:
The research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). It also made use of the Supercomputing Laboratory and computer clusters at KAUST. Sabique Langodan was supported by the General Commission of Survey (GCS), under a project number RGC/3/1612-01-01 made by Office of Sponsored research (ORS)/KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Luigi Cavaleri was partly supported by KAUST during his visits for research collaboration and, together with Angela Pomaro, by the E.U. contract 730030 (H2020-EO-2016, “CEASELESS”). Three anonymous reviewers and the editor, Oleg A. Saenko, provided valuable suggestions leading to an improvement of the paper.
Additional Links:
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0295.1
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Earth Science and Engineering Program; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorLangodan, Sabiqueen
dc.contributor.authorCavaleri, Luigien
dc.contributor.authorPomaro, Angelaen
dc.contributor.authorPortilla, Jesusen
dc.contributor.authorAbualnaja, Yasseren
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-15T06:10:41Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-15T06:10:41Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-27en
dc.identifier.citationLangodan S, Cavaleri L, Pomaro A, Portilla J, Abualnaja Y, et al. (2017) Unraveling Climatic Wind and Wave Trends in the Red Sea Using Wave Spectra Partitioning. Journal of Climate. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/jcli-d-17-0295.1.en
dc.identifier.issn0894-8755en
dc.identifier.issn1520-0442en
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/jcli-d-17-0295.1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626772-
dc.description.abstractThe wind and wave climatology of the Red Sea is derived from a validated 30-year high-resolution model simulation. After describing the relevant features of the basin, the main wind and wave systems are identified by using an innovative spectral partition technique to explain their genesis and characteristics. In the northern part of the sea, wind and waves of the same intensity are present throughout the year, while the central and southern zones are characterized by a marked seasonality. The partition technique allows the association of a general decrease in the energy of the different wave systems with a specific weather pattern. The most intense decrease is found in the northern storms, which are associated with meteorological pulses from the Mediterranean Sea.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research reported in this publication was supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). It also made use of the Supercomputing Laboratory and computer clusters at KAUST. Sabique Langodan was supported by the General Commission of Survey (GCS), under a project number RGC/3/1612-01-01 made by Office of Sponsored research (ORS)/KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Luigi Cavaleri was partly supported by KAUST during his visits for research collaboration and, together with Angela Pomaro, by the E.U. contract 730030 (H2020-EO-2016, “CEASELESS”). Three anonymous reviewers and the editor, Oleg A. Saenko, provided valuable suggestions leading to an improvement of the paper.en
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0295.1en
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dc.titleUnraveling Climatic Wind and Wave Trends in the Red Sea Using Wave Spectra Partitioningen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Climateen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Marine Sciences, CNR-ISMAR, Venice, Italyen
dc.contributor.institutionEscuela Politécnica Nacional, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Quito, Ecuador.en
kaust.authorLangodan, Sabiqueen
kaust.authorAbualnaja, Yasseren
kaust.authorHoteit, Ibrahimen
kaust.grant.numberRGC/3/1612-01-01en
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