was the first definitive design metocean study for
the Caspian Sea. This JIP (Joint Industry Project)
applied Oceanweather's 3rd generation wave model and
3-D hydrodynamical model to produce a wind, wave,
current, and surge climatology on a 10 km grid. Information
about CASMOS can be found in a 7th
Wave Workshop paper. CASMOS-2, completed in 2007,
is the update to CASMOS.
included detailed modeling of 100 top storms for deriving
extreme critera and a 10-year continuous hindcast
period for normal and operational statistics.
Wind fields used to drive the CASMOS models were derived
through kinematic reanalysis which utilized local
wind measurements in the Caspian Sea. CASMOS-2 extends
the continuous hindcast to 50 years, adds 25 more
storms, and through the Danish Hydraulics Institute
(DHI) includes new 3-D current and 2-D hydrodynamic
model results on the 10 km grid and a 5 km grid north
of 44 N.