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Nearshore wave energy resources along Spain: seasonal-tointerannual variability and long-term trend

Date: October 08, 2013 at 21:40 GMT

Abstract: A global framework, than can be applied worldwide, has been developed combining different data bases and methodologies to obtain wave power statistics.

The framework includes the following steps: development of reanalysis data, calibration with instrumental data, classification of relevant sea states, wave propagation, interpolation, wave climate assessment and wave energy resources evaluation.

The resulting time series are aggregated to different time windows (month, season, year) which allows the analysis of the climatology, seasonality, interannual variability (correlation of wave power with climate-related indices, such as the North Atlantic Oscillation) and spatial long-term trends of the wave power. 


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