Accession Number : ADA611893
Title : Wave Breaking Influence in a Coupled Model of the Atmosphere-Ocean Wave Boundary Layers under Very High Wind Conditions
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : NEW SOUTH WALES UNIV SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
Personal Author(s) : Banner, Michael L ; Leslie, Lance M ; Morison, Russel P
Report Date : 30 Sep 2006
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : This project seeks to improve the accuracy of air-sea interfacial flux parameterizations in coupled sea state/marine weather forecasting models, with a particular focus on refining and incorporating the role of wave breaking and sea spray in severe conditions. The approach adopted is to develop more realistic parameterizations for breaking occurrence and strength, and sea spray/spume source functions and validating them in test-bed models against observations. The end goal is implementing these improvements in a coupled COAMPS/WaveWatch III model for operational use.
Descriptors : *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , BOUNDARY LAYER , MODELS , OCEAN WAVES , SEA STATES , SKY , WEATHER FORECASTING , WIND
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE