Numerical simulation of tropical cyclones and storm surges in the Arabian Sea

Mohsen Soltanpour, Zahra Ranji, Tomoyo Shibayama, Sarmad Ghader, Shinsaku Nishizaki

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Winds, waves and storm surges of Gonu and Ashobaa, as two recent cyclones in the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman, are simulated by a system of WRF-FVCOM-SWAN. The employed models are separately calibrated using the available data. Surges are found to be highly dependent on coastal geometry and landfall location, rather than the storm intensity. Comparisons at different stations reveal that the results of models are in a good agreement with measured parameters. Negative surges are also observed in the enclosed basins of the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. The calibrated atmosphere-wave-ocean model can be utilized for the prediction of extreme events, expected to increase in future due to the impact of the climate change.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Issue number2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering, ICCE 2018 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 302018 Aug 3


  • Arabian Sea
  • Gulf of Oman
  • Storm surge
  • Tropical cyclones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Oceanography


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