Publication details.

Paper

Year:2022
Author(s):A. Orejarena-Rondón, J. Restrepo, A. Correa-Metrio, A. Orfila
Title:Wave energy flux in the Caribbean Sea: Trends and variability
Journal:RENEWABLE ENERGY
ISSN:0960-1481
Volume:181
Pages:616-629
D.O.I.:10.1016/j.renene.2021.09.081
Web:https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.09.081
Abstract:© 2021 Elsevier LtdWave Energy Flux (WEF) in the Colombian Caribbean Sea is assessed using a 60 years wave reanalysis from 1958 to 2017. Significant wave height (Hs) and mean wave energy period (Tm_1,0) are validated against in situ buoy data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and from the Dirección General Marítima in the Central Caribbean Sea and in front of the Colombian shelf. WEF is calculated at virtual buoys allocated in the central Caribbean, at the continental shelf and around insular territories revealing a long-term decrease in magnitude with an annual rate between 0.01 and 0.2% with different regional behavior. In addition, WEF variations at interannual scale are found to be associated with ENSO phases. Wave energy power decreased from 1989 to 2017 in all analyzed locations.

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  • Oceanography and Global Change
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