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dc.contributor.authorKamranzad, Bahareh
dc.contributor.authorEtemad-Shahidi, Amir
dc.contributor.authorChegini, Vahid
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-10T03:37:48Z
dc.date.available2018-08-10T03:37:48Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0360-5442
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.energy.2015.11.063
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99916
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to evaluate the wave energy potential and its spatial and temporal variations in the southern Caspian Sea. For this purpose, SWAN model was used to hindcast wave characteristics for 11 years. The wave energy assessment was conducted in four nearshore stations in order to assess the feasibility of wave energy harvesting and locate the most appropriate station. Assessment of seasonal and monthly variations of the mean and maximum wave powers showed that the central station contains the highest values, especially in November; while the north-eastern station has the lowest values with the highest variation of directional distribution of the wave power. Moreover, the seasonal and monthly variability indices indicate a relatively stable wave condition in all stations. The total and exploitable storages of wave energy were also higher in the central station. Therefore, it was concluded that the central station is the most appropriate location for wave energy harvesting. Furthermore, the inter-annual variations of the mean wave power illustrate no significant long-term change in wave power in the southern Caspian Sea. Therefore, considering the relatively stable condition and comparable exploitable storage of wave energy, this area can be a suitable location for developers.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom549
dc.relation.ispartofpageto559
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnergy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume97
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRenewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchResources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInterdisciplinary Engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0913
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0914
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0915
dc.titleSustainability of wave energy resources in southern Caspian Sea
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorEtemad Shahidi, Amir F.


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