Project Description
Methodology for coastal site investigation. TOPEX/POSEIDON shallow
water altimeter study for Portuguese waters.

The objective of the WAVEMOD project is to develop a probabilistic
methodology for coastal site investigations. The methodology allows
integration of complex or irregular phenomena through a combination of
physical insight and statistical analysis of actual observations. A
probabilistic approach to derive the design conditions for coastal
engineering problems, developments of stocastic models of waves and
current parameters and integration of existing data with new
measurements and mathematical models are the main topics of the

Wave directional meeasurements were carried out off the coast of
Portugal and Creta during 1993 to 1994.