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Nettuno: analysis of a wind and wave forecast system for the Mediterranean Sea
Bertotti, L; Cavaleri, L; Loffredo, L.; Torrisi, L (2013). Nettuno: analysis of a wind and wave forecast system for the Mediterranean Sea. Mon. Weather Rev. 141(9): 3130-3141. dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-12-00361.1
In: Monthly Weather Review. AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC: Washington, D.C.. ISSN 0027-0644, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Numerical weather prediction; forecasting; Operational forecasting

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  • Bertotti, L
  • Cavaleri, L
  • Loffredo, L., more
  • Torrisi, L

Abstract
    Nettuno is a wind and wave forecast system for the Mediterranean Sea. It has been operational since 2009 producing twice-daily high-resolution forecasts for the next 72 h. The authors have carried out a detailed analysis of the results, both in space and time, using scatterometer and altimeter data from four different satellites. The findings suggest that there are appreciable differences in the measurements from the different instruments. Within the overall positive results, there is also evidence of differences in Nettuno performance for the various subbasins. The related geographical distributions in Nettuno performance are consistent with the various satellite instruments used in the comparisons. The extensive system of buoys around Italy is used to highlight the difficulties involved in a correct modeling of wave heights in Italy's coastal areas.

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