Russian Meteorology and Hydrology

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 95–102 | Cite as

Simulation and Analysis of Sea Floods in the Don River Delta

  • V. V. Fomin
  • D. V. Alekseev
  • E. M. Lemeshko
  • D. I. Lazorenko


Storm surges and wind waves in the Taganrog Bay (the Sea of Azov) are simulated with the ADCIRC+SWAN numerical model, and the mechanisms of the Don River delta flooding are analyzed. It is demonstrated that the most intensive flooding of the Don River delta occurs in case of southwestern wind with the speed of not less than 15 m/s. A storm surge leads to the intensification of wind waves in the whole Taganrog Bay due to the general sea level rise. As a result, the significant wave height near the Don River delta increases by 0.5–0.6 m.


The Sea of Azov sea floods storm surges wind waves numerical simulation unstructured grids ADCIRC+SWAN numerical model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Fomin
    • 1
  • D. V. Alekseev
    • 1
  • E. M. Lemeshko
    • 1
  • D. I. Lazorenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Hydrophysical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSevastopolRussia

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