• V Sanil Kumar

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    • Variations in long term wind speed during different decades in Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal

      V Sanil Kumar C Sajiv Philip

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      A study has been carried out by comparing the extreme wind speeds estimated based on NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data for 100 years return period using Fischer Tippet-1 (commonly known as Gumbel)and Weibull distributions for three locations (off Goa,Visakhapatnam and Machilipatnam)in the north Indian Ocean.The wind dataset for Goa is compared with that from ERA-40 data.For higher wind speeds ($12-20 m s^{−1}$ ),NCEP wind speed has higher percentage of occurrence than that of ERA-40.Analysis has shown slight upward trend in the annual maximum wind for location off Machilipatnam with an increase of $1.2cms^{−1}$ per year and a decreasing trend of $−1.3cms^{−1}$ per year in the case of Goa.The Weibull distribution with shape parameter 2 fits the annual maximum wind data better than FT-1 distribution.

    • Variations in nearshore waves along Karnataka, west coast of India

      V Sanil Kumar Glejin Johnson G Udhaba Dora Sajiv Philip Chempalayi Jai Singh P Pednekar

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      Wind wave spectra were recorded simultaneously at three shallow (water depth 7–9 m) locations (Malpe, Honnavar and Karwar) along the 200 km stretch of the state of Karnataka in 2009 during 27 April–24 May (representing conditions prior to onset of the Indian summer monsoon), 12 June–8 July (monsoon), and 1–31 October (post-monsoon). Each spectrum was based on data recorded for half an hour using a waverider buoy. The paper describes characteristics of the spectra and the wave parameters derived from the spectra. Both reveal the dramatic changes that occur in the wave field due to the summer monsoon. The changes were virtually identical at all the three locations suggesting that the wave characteristics described here are representative of the conditions that exist along the coast of Karnataka State, west coast of India.

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