THE WESTERN BLACK SEA WAVES 1980-2020 – STUDY BASED ON ERA5
Proceeding of 1st International Conference on Environmental Protection and Disaster RISKs, 2020, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48365/ENVR-2020.1.27
The study presents a reconstruction of the Western Black Sea wave climate based on a numerical hindcast using the SWAN wave model and ERA5 input data. While there are many wave hindcasts reconstructing the Black Sea wave climate, based on various atmospheric reanalysis projects, the present work is the first based on the state of art ERA5 reanalysis. We focus on the storminess affecting the Bulgarian coast. The storminess in the recent decade (2010-2019) was found to be the highest compared to the previous 3 decades covered by the reanalysis (while the previous 2000-2009 is with the lowest), but the trends in the storm proxies used in the study are not statistically significant. This confirms the conclusions of other studies that the wave climate of the Western Black Sea is steady.
waves, wave climate, Black Sea, SWAN, ERA5
This research is supported by the ESA Conract No: 4000124110/18/NL/SC. The information and views set out in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of ESA. Vasko Galabov is also supported by the national program “Young scientists and postdoctorants” funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Bulgaria.
Author: Vasko Galabov
Affiliation: National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology
How to cite:
Galabov, V. (2020). The Western Black Sea Waves 1980-2020- Study Based on ERA5. Proceeding of 1st International Conference on Environmental Protection and Disaster RISKs, 2020, p. 302-310. https://doi.org/10.48365/ENVR-2020.1.27