Integration of geographical information system and Wave Hindcast model - case study: Persian Gulf


Iranian National Institut of Oceanography and Atmospheric Science


In this study, a numerical third-generation wave model was performed to generate 10 years (2000-2010) of wave hindcast in the Persian Gulf. The modified wind field data of European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and bathymetry data were used as the input data to model. In situ measurements and satellite-derived wave height were performed for model calibration, and validation the results. The results show that the overall accuracy is more than 80% over the whole Persian Gulf. Geographical Information System (GIS) was used to handle all datasets through a user-friendly software which provides required tools for data visualization and manipulation. Data management was carried on using the integration of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) and GIS components.


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