Projection of wave conditions in response to climate change: A community approach to global and regional wave downscaling

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Abstract

Future changes in wind-wave climate have broad implications for coastal geomorphology and management. General circulation models (GCM) are now routinely used for assessing climatological parameters, but generally do not provide parameterizations of ocean wind-waves. To fill this information gap, a growing number of studies use GCM outputs to independently downscale wave conditions to global and regional levels. To consolidate these efforts and provide a robust picture of projected changes, we present strategies from the community-derived multi-model ensemble of wave climate projections (COWCLIP) and an overview of regional contributions. Results and strategies from one contributing regional study concerning changes along the eastern North Pacific coast are presented.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Projection of wave conditions in response to climate change: A community approach to global and regional wave downscaling
DOI 10.1142/9789814689977_0243
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Publisher location Singapore
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 13 p.
Conference Title Coastal Sediments 2015
Conference Location San Diego, CA
Conference Date May 11-15, 2015
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N