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Accession Number ADA571535
Title Refined Source Terms in WAVEWATCH III with Wave Breaking and Sea Spray Forecasts.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author M. L. Banner R. P. Morison
Abstract Several U.S. Federal Agencies operate wind wave prediction models for a variety of mission specific purposes. Much of the basic science contained in the physics core of these models is over a decade old, and incorporating recent research advances over the last decade will significantly upgrade the model physics. A major goal is to produce a refined set of source and sink terms for the wind input, dissipation and breaking, nonlinear wave-wave interaction, bottom friction, wave-mud interaction, wave-current interaction as well as sea spray flux. These should perform demonstrably better across a range of environments and conditions than existing packages and include a seamless transition from deep to shallow water outside the surf zone. After careful testing within a comprehensive suite of test bed cases, these refined source terms will be incorporated into the prediction systems operated by these agencies and by the broader wave modelling community.
Keywords Bottom friction
Drag coefficients
Input output models
Mathematical prediction
Sea spray
Source terms
Statistical data
Water waves
Wave breaking
Wave energy
Wave stress
Wave-current interactions
Wave-mud interactions
Wave-wave interactions
Wind stress

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
Corporate Author New South Wales Univ., Sydney (Australia). School of Mathematics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-10-1-0390

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