Ghader, S.; Yazgi, D.; Haghshenas, S.A.; Razavi Arab, A., Jedari Attari, M., Bakhtiari, A., Zinsazboroujerdi, H., 2016. Hindcasting Tropical Storm Events in the Oman Sea. In: Vila-Concejo, A.; Bruce, E.; Kennedy, D.M., and McCarroll, R.J. (eds.), Proceedings of the 14th International Coastal Symposium (Sydney, Australia). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, No. 75, pp. 1087 - 1091 Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Reliable coastal structure design, sediment transport predictions and future planning all depend on the use of accurate long-term wave data. The present study aims to reproduce measured data from the most important tropical storms in the Oman Sea whose observational data are available. This is assumed as a part of a new wave/wind hindcast for a period of about 30 years over Iranian waters of the Oman Sea. In order to provide a reliable assessment of the wave conditions for this area, three tropical cyclone events are selected for the hindcast model, including Gonu (2007), Phet (2010) and Nilofar (2014). The wind field is reproduced using a meso-scale numerical weather prediction model, namely, Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model. The reproduced wind field is introduced to the 3rd generation wave model SWAN to hindcast wave characteristics for the most sever event of the mentioned three storms, i.e. Gonu event.