Accession Number : AD1013731

Title :   An Arctic Ice/Ocean Coupled Model with Wave Interactions

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : University of Otago Dunedin New Zealand

Personal Author(s) : Squire,Vernon A

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Report Date : 30 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The overarching long-term goal of project N00014-13-1-0279 remains as defined in the original proposal, namely to include two-dimensional (2D) ocean surface wave interactions with sea ice in a contemporary 3D Arctic ice/ocean model. To accomplish this primary goal, the objectives listed in the next section are being accomplished along the way. Consequential to the primary goal, we aim to develop an improved parametrization of how ocean waves and sea ice interact, for use in operational models of the Arctic Basin and the adjacent seas; improve the forecasting capacities of contemporary Arctic climate models.

Descriptors :   ocean waves , ocean models , sea ice , surface waves , coupling interaction , arctic ocean , marginal ice zones , wave propagation , ice forecasting , geophysics , VISCOELASTICITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE