• Analysis of a low-level coastal jet off the western coast of Norway 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Varlas, Georgios; Reuder, Joachim; Katsafados, Petros; Papadopoulos, Anastasios (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014)
      Offshore wind installations depend strongly on an improved knowledge of the atmospheric and ocean conditions affecting the marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL). In particular the better understanding of atmospheric ...
    • Characterization of the coastal marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) for wind energy applications 

      Christakos, Konstantinos (Master thesis, 2013-06-03)
      The main problem for the characterization of marine atmospheric boundary layer is the lack of available offshore measurements in relevant altitude range up to 200 m. Remote sensing meteorological instruments such as LIDARs ...
    • Characterization of Wind-Sea- and Swell-Induced Wave Energy along the Norwegian Coast 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Varlas, George; Cheliotis, Ioannis; Spyrou, Christos; Aarnes, Ole Johan; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The necessity to reduce CO2 emissions in combination with the rising energy demand worldwide makes the extensive use of renewable energy sources increasingly important. To that end, countries with long coastlines, such as ...
    • Experimental characterization of the marine atmospheric boundary layer in the Havsul area, Norway 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Reuder, Joachim; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Offshore wind energy applications depend strongly on an improved knowledge of the physical processes taking place in marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL). In particular the better understanding of the complex interactions ...
    • The impact of surface currents on the wave climate in narrow fjords 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Björkqvist, Jan-Victor; Breivik, Øyvind; Tuomi, Laura; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard; Albretsen, Jon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      This study investigates the effect of surface currents on wind-generated waves in a complex coastal system with narrow fjords. The simulations are based on a phase-averaged wave model forced with surface currents from a ...
    • The importance of wind forcing in fjord wave modelling 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard; Aarnes, Ole Johan; Breivik, Øyvind; Tuomi, Laura; Byrkjedal, Øyvind (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-12-03)
      Accurate predictions of surface ocean waves in coastal areas are important for a number of marine activities. In complex coastlines with islands and fjords, the quality of wind forcing significantly affects the results. ...
    • Modelling wave growth in narrow fetch geometries: The white-capping and wind input formulations 

      Christakos, Konstantinos; Björkqvist, Jan-Victor; Tuomi, Laura; Furevik, Birgitte Rugaard; Breivik, Øyvind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      This paper investigates the performance of three different wave model source term packages in narrow fetch geometries. The packages are used to model the sea state in a complex coastal system with narrow fjords on the west ...
    • Wind-Generated Waves in Fjords and Coastal Areas 

      Christakos, Konstantinos (Doctoral thesis, 2021-09-02)
      Accurate predictions of coastal and fjord wave conditions are vital for several sectors such as fish farming, fisheries, as well as coastal and maritime infrastructure. In complex coastlines such as the Norwegian coast ...