Simulating Waves Nearshore (SWAN) modeling efforts at NWS Southern Region Coastal Weather Forecast Offices
The focus of this presentation is the adaptation of the Simulating WAves Nearshore (SWAN) model at all coastal offices in the NWS Southern Region. This technology infusion has been a multi-faceted effort requiring the attention and contributions from many individuals within Southern Region. The science and technology decisions that were made will be outlined. These include the configuration of inner-nests that permits sub-kilometer modeling closest to the shoreline, while accounting for wave interactions with the Gulf Stream by coupling the model with the Real Time Ocean Forecast System. Additionally, examples of how the model output is being applied will be shared. Preliminary verification results from studies currently being conducted will also be presented.
Supplementary URL: http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/swan/swanloop.php?sid=srh