Accession Number:

ADA533864

Title:

Meteorological and Wave Measurements from a Stable Research Platform at Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The development of short-term wave forecasting capability, a stated goal of the High-Resolution Wave-Air-Sea Interaction project, requires observational information that will both serve to improve the understanding of the underlying physics and will be used to test the predictive potential of wave propagation models. For a stochastic and nonlinear environment such as the air-sea interface, a considerable uncertainty still exists regarding the mechanisms of energy and momentum exchange as well as the rates of that exchange. While wave dynamics on the water side has already been reduced to a computationally-intensive numerical problem Friehe et al., 2007, section III.B, the complexity of which is determined by the number of nonlinearly interacting wave modes, the wind driving of the waves on the other hand, is less understood.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE