Editorial : advances in sea state modeling and climate change impacts

Akpinar, Adem and Besio, Giovanni and Kamranzad, Bahareh (2023) Editorial : advances in sea state modeling and climate change impacts. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10. 1151020. ISSN 2296-7745 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1151020)

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Research on generating accurate wind and wave hindcasts and investigating climate change effects on marine environments and conditions have become popular in recent decades. The wind and wave modeling communities have made significant developments in physical and numerical parameterizations and model performance in sea state modeling. Knowledge of the marine environment has been understood better with modeled wind and wave datasets, supplemented by in-situ and remotely sensed data. The quality of wind data is being improved, which leads to generating the wave climate with higher accuracy. Therefore, improvements in wind predictions are of prime interest. Following up-to-date developments on wind and wave hindcasts and climate models, this Research Topic on Frontiers in Marine Science aimed at creating a multidisciplinary forum of discussions on the most recent advances in wave hindcasts in various marine environments as well as to identify possible climate change effects on winds and waves. The present collection of research articles reflects the most recent contributions on sea state modeling, including wind and wave climate, wave and sea level projections, and other topics.