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Viability study of a prototype windstorm for the Wadden Sea surges
G.P. van Vledder
Publication type | monografie
This study aims at investigating whether and how a prototype for windstorms can be used to realistically simulate severe surges and associated currents in the Wadden Sea. This prototype is inspired to the wind associated with atmospheric cyclonic circulation in the North Sea. Prototype-like synthetic profiles of wind speed and direction prescribe the peak wind speed, the durations of rising speeds and of a subsequent plateau, and the compass sector swept by the wind direction while turning clockwise. The wind fields are uniform over the entire computational domains, and tidal effects are omitted to concentrate on wind-driven surges.