A Multiscale Nested Modeling Framework to Simulate the Interaction of Surface Gravity Waves with Nonlinear Internal Gravity Waves
University of Minnesota Minneapolis United States
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Our long-term goal is to develop a multiscale nested modeling framework that simulates, with the finest resolution being sub-meter scale, surface mixed layer processes arising from the combined action of tides, winds, and mesoscale currents. We will focus on studying surface gravity wave evolution and spectrum in the presence of surface currents caused by strongly nonlinear internal solitary waves. We aim at understanding the impact of tidal, seasonal, and mesoscale variability of the internal wave field and how it influences the surface waves.