Gao, F.; Zhang, C.; Xu, Y., and Liu, L., 2020. Numerical analysis of wave characteristics in Dholalai Port, Djibouti, Gulf of Aden. In: Yang, D.F. and Wang, H. (eds.), Recent Advances in Marine Geology and Environmental Oceanography. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 108, pp. 1–6. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Based on collected meteorological and wave conditions data, a wave numerical model was used to investigate the maximum wave heights and directions for the port of Dholalai, in Djibouti, Gulf of Aden. For the project area, the strong wave direction and prevailing wave direction were determined. The prevailing wave direction is from the E. The maximum wave height, denoted H13%, is 5.08 m at point P2 in the 100 year return period. The wave period is 10.79 seconds. From the results of design wave conditions without any structures, the cape shields the project area from waves coming from the ENE and E directions well. Under the conditions of 100 year return period and extreme high water level, the maximum wave height H13% is 2.29 m for the E direction, 1.92 m for the ENE direction, and 1.18 m for the NE direction. Fetch is limited for the direction NNE-W, where the wave height H13% ranges from 1.6 to 1.9 m.