Evaluation of the forecasting model for wave climate prediction at DanWEC

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In the process of setting up the Danish test site for wave energy Aalborg University and DHI have collaborated with DanWEC to provide dedicated descriptions of the wave climate at the site by hindcast wave modelling and setting up a forecast system. A hindcast model was developed in an effort to obtained a detailed assessment of the wave climate at the test site. The hindcast model is based on DHI’s MIKE 21 spectral wave model and this model was also applied as the basis for setting up a forecast service. The forecast updates a range of parameters related to the wave conditions, wind conditions and current speed throughout the modelling area twice every 24 hours and provides a 5½ days prognostic of the conditions at the test site. This work will give an introduction to the test site and the hindcast model which is used as base for the forecast model. The forecast system and the ability of the forecast to predict accurately the wave conditions at the test site will then be presented. A detailed analysis of its accuracy in terms of different error metrics with respect to measurements of wave height from wave measuring buoys deployed at the test site has been performed and is also included in this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th European wave and tidal energy conference
Publication date1 Sep 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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Têtu, A., & Kofoed, J. P. (2019). Evaluation of the forecasting model for wave climate prediction at DanWEC. In Proceedings of the 13th European wave and tidal energy conference
Têtu, Amélie ; Kofoed, Jens Peter. / Evaluation of the forecasting model for wave climate prediction at DanWEC. Proceedings of the 13th European wave and tidal energy conference. 2019.
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