Black Sea - Kassandra forecast system

Forecast data regarding significant wave height and total water level for Black Sea has been lately integrated in the ESPOSS platform. This information is operationally delivered, each day, to 

The Black Sea - Kassandra forecast system represents a joint effort of three institutes of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISMAR, CNR-ISAC, CNR-IAMC), the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany), the Romanian Research and Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology (GEOECOMAR, Romania) and the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, Taiwan).ESPOSS users, as result of an agreement between ASRC and Kassandra Storm Surge Modelling System consortium.

Kassandra is a storm surge operational forecast system, consisting in a 3D finite element hydrodynamic model (SHYFEM), including a tidal model, in a third generation finite element spectral wave model (WWMII), fully coupled to the hydrodynamic model and using as input surface data (wind and pressure) obtained from a suite of meteorological models provided by ISAC-CNR. The numerical simulation system provides daily forecasts, to maximum 4 days each, for the Mediterranean and Black seas, at steps of 3 hours for the total water level (tide + surge + wave set-up) and significant wave height (computed in terms of zero moment of the wave spectra, which is the volume of the spectra).


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