Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro

AUSTRALIAN SAILING TEAM HYDRODYNAMICS

Client:
Australian Sailing Team
location:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
overview

Water Technology is partnering with the Australian Sailing Team (AST) to provide detailed hindcast and near-time forecasts of hydrodynamic conditions within Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro in preparation for major sailing events occurring in Brazil between 2014 and 2016.

A detailed 3-D coupled spectral wave and hydrodynamic model of the Bay with a suite of input boundary conditions has been developed which covers the 350km2 Bay and offshore area, extending from the famous beach of Copacabana in the west to ItaipuaƧu eastward and north through the Bay and past Sugar Loaf Mountain. Collaboration with the AST has seen the collection of current profiles and water levels within the Bay to establish calibration points and allow model refinement to allow surface currents to be modelled with confidence and allow sailors to reliably predict the race conditions.

We wish our friends at AST the highest levels of success in coming events in Brazil.

Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro Project047b Project047c
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