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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a611893.pdf


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