Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 12, 39–49, 2016

Special issue: Oceanographic processes on the continental shelf: observations...

Ocean Sci., 12, 39–49, 2016

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

On the feasibility of the use of wind SAR to downscale waves on shallow water

O. Q. Gutiérrez et al.

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Short summary
High-resolution wave hindcast has been performed for the N Adriatic Sea using a hybrid methodology, combining a regional wave hindcast database, wind reanalysis, satellite SAR wind fields and data mining techniques. Comparison with in situ instrumental data indicates the good quality of the downscaled waves; moreover, a good correlation was found on the downscaled waves forced with different wind fields. Results demonstrate how SAR wind fields can be successfully up-taken in wave downscaling.