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Accession Number ADA571540
Title Modeling Wind Wave Evolution from Deep to Shallow Water.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 11p
Personal Author G. P. Van Vledder T. H. Herbers T. T. Janssen
Abstract Ocean waves are an important aspect of upper ocean dynamics, in particular on the shallow continental shelves and in coastal areas. The long-term objective of this work is to advance wave modeling capability in such coastal areas by improving model representations of effects associated with nonlinearity, inhomogeneity, and dissipation. The specific objectives of the present work are (1) to develop and implement an efficient and scalable approximation for the nonlinear quadruplet source term, (2) to develop and implement a generalized nonlinear source term that is accurate in water of arbitrary depth, (3) to develop an improved nonlinear closure for triad nonlinear interactions in shallow water, and (4) improve representations of dissipation by wave breaking and wave-bottom interactions in shoaling waves.
Keywords Air water interactions
Coastal regions
Continental shelves
Deep water
Inhomogeneous wave fields
Lagrangian functions
Lqa(Lumped quadruplet approximations)
Nonlinear analysis
Ocean waves
One-point closure shallow-water models
Shallow water
Shoaling waves
Suspended sediments
Transport equations
Wave breaking
Wave correlators
Wave-bottom interactions

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
72B - Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, & Mathematical Logic
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of Oceanography.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-10-1-0391 MIPR-N0001412WX10013

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