Validation Test Report for the Simulating Waves Nearshore Model (SWAN): Cycle III, Version 40.11
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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The Simulating Waves Nearshore SWAN wave model represents a significant improvement for the U.S. Navy s nearshore wave modeling capability. SWAN is a full-plane model allowing wave propagation from any direction. Features include variable boundary conditions, multiple coordinate system options, refraction, wave-current interaction, nesting, and numerous output options. The OpenMP version of SWAN allows the model to be run on multiple processors on shared memory platforms, greatly reducing run times. This report validates SWAN version 40.11 with nine test cases that examine the wide-ranging features and modes through which the model can be operated.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods