Links to some sites related to SWAN
Visit the Sourceforge page of SWAN.
SWASH is a general-purpose numerical tool for simulating non-hydrostatic, free-surface,
rotational flows and provides a general basis for describing complex changes to rapidly
varied flows and wave transformations in coastal waters.
The objective of WAVCIS (wave-current information system) is to provide wave information (sea state)
including wave height, period, direction of propagation, water level, surge, near surface current
speed and direction and meteorological conditions on a real time basis around the entire Louisiana coast.
ADCIRC Coastal Circulation and Storm Surge Model
ADCIRC is a system of computer programs for solving time dependent, free surface
circulation and transport problems in two and three dimensions. These programs utilize
the finite element method in space allowing the use of highly, flexible, unstructured grids.
A dynamic coupling between ADCIRC and SWAN is available.
Visit this page for more details on the tightly-coupled SWAN+ADCIRC package.
Metocean Modelling and Data Services of BMT ARGOSS.
WAVEWATCH III (NOAA)
WAVEWATCH III is a
third-generation wave model
developed at NOAA/NCEP in the
spirit of the WAM model. It is
a later development of the
model WAVEWATCH I, as
developed at Delft University
of Technology and WAVEWATCH
II, developed at NASA, Goddard
Space Flight Center. It
nevertheless differs from its
predecessors on all important
points, such as governing
equations, the models
structure, numerical methods
This document is partly based on Chapter III of "Dynamics and Modelling of Ocean Waves" by Komen et al, 1994.
For more background information on the fundamentals of wave prediction models this book comes highly recommended.
Digital Hydraulics Holland
DHH provides services and SWAN-related products (e.g. courses and GUI stuff).
Particularly meant for engineers and consultants.