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1 May 2015 Study of the Gonu Tropical Cyclone in the Arabian Sea
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Mashhadi, L.; Zaker, N.H.; Soltanpour, M., and Moghimi, S., 2015. Study of the Gonu tropical cyclone in the Arabian Sea.

The waves created in the Arabian Sea by the Gonu tropical cyclone have been simulated in this paper by employing the Simulating Waves Nearshore (SWAN) third-generation spectral wave model. The model was established in a nonstationary mode. The linear and exponential growth from the wind input, the wave–wave nonlinear interaction, the whitecapping, and the bottom friction were considered in the simulation. The model results are compared with data measured at three stations on the Chahbahar Bay, which is located in the south of Iran. The significant wave height, the peak wave period, and the mean wave direction are the three key peak features taken into account. The results show that the significant wave height and the mean wave direction can be reasonably predicted. However, the simulated peak wave period is underestimated. The distribution of the wave fields is obtained to assess the critical wave in the given area. The results show that the SWAN procedure can produce accurate-enough results when simulating open ocean.

Leila Mashhadi, Nasser Hadjizadeh Zaker, Mohsen Soltanpour, and Saeed Moghimi "Study of the Gonu Tropical Cyclone in the Arabian Sea," Journal of Coastal Research 31(3), (1 May 2015).
Received: 21 January 2013; Accepted: 19 May 2013; Published: 1 May 2015

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