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SWAN is a third-generation wave model, developed at Delft University of Technology, that computes random, short-crested wind-generated waves in coastal regions and inland waters. For more information about SWAN, see a short overview of model features. This list reflects on the scientific relevance of the development of SWAN. The current version of SWAN is 41.10. The release notes can be found here.

Download the latest stable version for Windows.

Otherwise, please go to the Download page where you can download Windows executables with different flavours (OpenMP, MPI and netCDF).

See the User Manual for a complete description of the usage of SWAN.

Alternatively, you may download the SWAN software. This software can be used freely under the terms of the GNU General Public License (see Copyright and Liability). However, for any use of the SWAN source code in your environment, proper reference must be made to the origin of the software.

Please consult the Implementation Manual for a correct installation of SWAN on your computer. SWAN is portable to the most common operating systems (Windows, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, IRIX).

Also a list of known bugs and patches is maintained for the current SWAN version.

Important: if you want to keep inform of recent SWAN developments, updates, new bug fixes or you have some questions about the use of SWAN package, please subscribe to the available mailing lists. Alternatively, you may submit a bug or request via Tickets.
SWAN was partly supported by Office of Naval Research (USA) and Rijkswaterstaat (as part of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, The Netherlands).