عنوان مقاله [English]
The goal of this study is a qualitative comparison of wind data in estimation of wave parameters from wind data at the mouth of Hormuz Strait, in Faror area. For this purpose, wind and wave data recorded over a period of one year were selected. Wave height and wave period were predicted separately using wind data through experimental methods SMB, SPM and CEM. The predicted wave height and wave period were compared with observational data. Also, a new wind data set from the ECMWF (European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast) relating the same time period and the same area was obtained and analysis was also conducted again based on ECMWF wind data using experimental methods, SMB, SPM and CEM, and the new predicted wave height and wave period were compared with measured data. Results show that the quality of measured wind data in estimation of wave height through experimental method (SMB) and wave period through (SPM) method are higher than that of forced by the ECMWF data. So the predicted values are closer to the actual data. As a general conclusion measured data are more suitable in estimation of electrical energy from the waves. Maximum wave height before breaking point and breaking depth were obtained 0.71m and 0.91m respectively.