15th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 13 - 15 May 2019, pp.1
In the previous studies Poseidon Buoy data are used for both calibration and validation for
third generation wave models in Aegean Sea. However, due to spatial resolution limits
(caused by huge computational time of wave model), there is problem with the bathymetry.
This problem is caused by complex orography of Aegean Sea and existence of islands.
Depth of Poseidon buoys are under 20m and it is not possible to obtain these depths for
any of Poseidon buoys with a spatial resolution that is applicable for calibration. Depth of
buoy is critical since it effects directly the calibration considering results of wave model and
buoy are taken for different depths.
In this study, both Poseidon Buoy and Buoys of Turkish General Directorate of Meteorology
(MGM) are used. MGM buoys started recording at 2015 March and they are still
operational. Two of MGM buoys are located in Eastern Mediterranean which gives us the
chance to make a calibration for eastern Mediterranean Sea. As far as our knowledge there
is no calibration study in eastern Mediterranean using buoy data. One of MGM Buoy at the
Aegean Sea is located at deeper location (70m depth) which provides healthier calibration
in Aegean Sea. In this conference the performance of Wavewatch III for January 2018
Storm and December 2016 Storm will be discussed.