Implementation of a Joint System for Waves and Currents in the Black Sea

  • Toderascu, Robert ;
  • Rusu, Eugen
  • Received : 2013.12.12
  • Accepted : 2014.02.09
  • Published : 2014.02.28


The objective of this paper is to present the implementation of a joint modeling system able to evaluate the propagation of the polluting agents in the marine environment. The system is composed by circulation model (Mohid) and a spectral wave model (SWAN). The results coming from the circulation model are provided as input to the SWAN simulations. Following this target the Mohid water circulation model was implemented and calibrated in the Black Sea basin. The current simulations were run for one year (2010) with a time step of 24 hours, using wind fields from ECMWF. The results concerning the current fields were introduced into SWAN, and the difference between the results of the SWAN simulations with and without the current input from Mohid was assessed. In this regard, 10 points where the significant wave height difference is higher were considered and analyzed. The conclusion of the work is that such a joint system provides more reliable results concerning the wave and current conditions in the Black Sea as it is very useful in providing the support in the case of the environmental alerts that may occur in marine environments.


Numerical models;Black Sea;Mohid;SWAN;currents and waves


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