Accession Number : AD1013723

Title :   Wave-Ice interaction in the Marginal Ice Zone: Toward a Wave-Ocean-Ice Coupled Modeling System

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space Center United States

Personal Author(s) : Rogers,W E ; Posey,P G ; Collins,Clarence ; Fan,Yalin

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Report Date : 30 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Our main objective is to improve an operational model for wind-generated surface gravity waves (WAVEWATCH III) such that it can accurately predict the attenuation and scattering of waves by interaction with ice in the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ). The wave model physics developed here will later be part of an operational coupled model system, allowing feedback to ice, ocean, and atmospheric models.

Descriptors :   ATMOSPHERIC ATTENUATION , SCATTERING , wind , GRAVITY WAVES , surface waves , MARGINAL ICE ZONES , ocean models , OCEAN WAVES , ADVECTION , wave propagation , BATHYMETRY , Arctic ocean

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE