Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 18, 1665–1689, 2022
Ocean Sci., 18, 1665–1689, 2022
Research article
22 Nov 2022
Research article | 22 Nov 2022

Accuracy of numerical wave model results: application to the Atlantic coasts of Europe

Matias Alday et al.

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Obtaining accurate results from wave models in coastal regions is typically more difficult. This is due to the complex interactions between waves and the local environment characteristics like complex shorelines, sea bottom topography, the presence of strong currents, and other processes that include wave growth and decay. In the present study we analyze which elements can be adjusted and/or included in order to reduce errors in the modeled output.