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Volume 16, issue 8 | Copyright

Special issue: Situational sea awareness technologies for maritime safety...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1979-1997, 2016
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Research article 29 Aug 2016

Research article | 29 Aug 2016

Evaluation of the search and rescue LEEWAY model in the Tyrrhenian Sea: a new point of view

Antonia Di Maio et al.
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Meteocean and environmental forecasting is increasingly being used in operational decision-making in the sea for demographic, geographic and strategic applications. It also used to force the stochastic models used for search and rescue planning. The stochastic models have many limitations relating to the leeway calculation, and we tried to overcome them; we hope to contribute by providing leeway drift formulae for practical use.
Meteocean and environmental forecasting is increasingly being used in operational...