Numerical Study of Options to Reduce Swell and Long
Wave Penetration at Port Geraldton:
“To investigate options for improved harbour tranquillity, a numerical study of swell and long wave penetration was undertaken.”
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Metocean Data-Cube for Port and Coastal Studies:
“Advances in modelling code and the ready availability of processing capacity means that hindcast scenarios can now be run for longer periods, over larger domains, at higher resolution, with shorter time-steps and more parameters.

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Estimating weather downtime for ocean engineering
using sequential downtime analysis(SDA):

“Process to simulate operational tasks that are affected by marine
weather and provide a robust statistical basis for the estimation of downtime.The SDA technique provides information on timing of a proposed work scope, assisting critical decisions in the initial phases of project planning.”
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Numerical study of wave and sediment dynamics at dredge disposal sites near the Otago Harbour Entrance, New Zealand:
“To assist the effective management of existing and future channel dredging and disposal activities of Otago harbour entrance,” this paper details the series of  “numerical studies and modelling methods of nearshore wave, circulation and sediment processes undertaken.”
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A high-resolution weather forecasting tool for marine operations management in ports and harbours:
“MetOceanView (MOV) an operations planning tool and platform, uses the latest ocean and atmospheric forecast models and customised at the most appropriate scale for a port or harbour situation. Transformation of waves along the shipping approaches and into the entrance region is captured, along with the coastal currents, water levels and winds.”
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Modelling long wave generation and propagation around and within ports:
A Boussinesq model has been utilised to simulate the generation and propagation of long waves around and within harbour basins.The model is shown to closely reproduce the overall level of observed long period wave energy within the harbour basins and does not require any assumptions or parameterisations of the long wave field approaching a port entrance.
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PartTracker – a fate analysis tool for marine particles:
“A practical particle tracking tool has been jointly developed by Cawthron Institute and MetOcean Solutions Ltd. The PartTracker tool is based around SELFE (Semi-implicit Eulerian-Lagrangian Finite-Element model), a state-of-the-art open-source code suitable for simulation of 3D baroclinic circulation across river-to-ocean scales.
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Prediction of Coastal Far Infragravity Waves from Sea-Swell Spectra:
“Far infragravity waves (FIGWs) with periods of 2e64 min can reduce the underkeel clearance for vessels in transit to ports and cause resonance in and around harbors and bays that amplifies low-frequency current flows. Sea level records from six tide gauges along the east coast of New Zealand and the Chatham Islands are compared with offshore weather systems and spectral statistics from the gravity wave (GW) band (including both sea and swell waves) from wave buoys and hindcast sources. An empirical formula to predict coastal FIGWs is developed, based on the offshore GW significant wave height, associated peak period, and spectral width parameter.”