Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-797-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-797-2016
Research article
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15 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2016

Coupling of wave and circulation models in coastal–ocean predicting systems: a case study for the German Bight

Joanna Staneva, Kathrin Wahle, Heinz Günther, and Emil Stanev

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This study addresses the impact of coupling between wind wave and circulation models on the quality of coastal ocean predicting systems. This topic reflects the increased interest in operational oceanography to reduce prediction errors of state estimates at coastal scales. The improved skill of the coupled forecasts compared to the non-coupled ones, in particular during extreme events, justifies the further enhancements of coastal operational systems by including wind wave models.