Quantifying the Role of Atmospheric Forcing in Ice Edge Retreat and Advance Including Wind-Wave Coupling
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States
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LONG-TERM GOALS 1. Representing surface fluxes and ocean waves in coupled models in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. 2. Understand the physics of heat and mass transfer from the ocean to the atmosphere. 3. Improve forecasting of waves on the open ocean and in the marginal ice zone.