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Accession Number ADA571533
Title Observation-Based Dissipation and Input Terms for Spectral Wave Models, with End-User Testing.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author A. V. Babanin H. L. Tolman I. R. Young J. M. Smith W. E. Rogers
Abstract The long-term goal is to implement input and dissipation source functions, based on advanced understanding of physics of air-sea interactions, wave breaking and swell attenuation, in wave-forecast models. The objectives are to use new observation-based source terms for the wind input, wave-breaking (whitecapping) dissipation and swell decay in the third-generation models WAVEWATCHIII and SWAN. Calibration and performance of the source functions have to satisfy a set of physical constraints, and methodology is to be developed to enable testing the source functions separately before they are blended in the full model. Verification is to be conducted by means of academic tests and hindcasting real-life scenarios defined by the end users from the US Navy, Army and NOAA, to include deep and finite-depth conditions, closed seas (no swell) and open ocean, extreme weather events, and global simulations.
Keywords Air water interactions
Field tests
Input output models
Ocean waves
Spectral wave models
Swell attenuation
Wave breaking
Wave forecast models
Wave height

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
48G - Hydrology & Limnology
Corporate Author Naval Research Lab. Detachment, Stennis Space Center, MS.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-101-0418

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