Journal article

Structured design of Australia's in situ wave observing network

DJM Greenslade, MA Hemer, IR Young, CR Steinberg

JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

This work revisits and extends an analysis of the Australian wave observing network. The method is based on calculating correlations between modelled wave variables at observation sites and the Australian coastal domain and identifying areas of low correlation. This gives an indication of the areas where variability of the wave fields is poorly captured by existing observation locations, i.e. the network gaps. It is found that the gaps in the network that had been identified in previous work are to a large part reduced by the recent deployment of new infrastructure, but not eliminated. It is also found that the network does less well at observing the synoptic scale wave field than it does at..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Stefan Zieger and Tom Pagano are acknowledged for their useful comments on an early draft of the manuscript. Stefan Zieger is also acknowledged for his assistance in producing two of the figures. MH is supported through the Australian Commonwealth National Environmental Science Program Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub.