20 April 2017
Last week, Dr. Joao Rego and Dr. Kun Yan presented the webinar "Ocean modelling and Early-Warning System for the Gulf of Thailand". Since the direct mailing by Deltares Academy, 1.500+ people worldwide showed interest, and this resulted in 454 registrants from 67 countries: an excellent webinar performance!
In this webinar, Joao and Kun show the development and implementation of the first real-time operational storm surge, wave and wave setup forecasting system in the Gulf of Thailand, a joint applied research initiative by Deltares in The Netherlands and the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII) in Thailand. The modelling part includes a new hydrodynamic model to simulate tides and storm surges and two wave models (regional and local). The hydrodynamic model is based on Delft3D Flexible Mesh (Delft3D FM), capable of simulating water levels and detailed flows. The regional and the recently-developed local wave model are based on the SWAN model, a third-generation wave model. The operational platform is based on Delft-FEWS software, which coordinates all the data inputs, the modelling tasks and the automatic forecast exports including overland inundation in the upper Gulf of Thailand.
For more information and the recordings, click here.
Marine and Coastal Information science