High-Resolution Measurement-Based Phase-Resolved Prediction of Ocean Wave-fields
Final rept. Mar 2008 - Dec 2013
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Given remote and direct physical measurements of a realistic ocean wave-field, we obtain a high-resolution deterministic description of the nonlinear wave-field by integrating the measurements with a phase-resolved wave prediction model including realistic environmental effects such as wind forcing and wave breaking dissipation. The effectiveness of the phase-resolved wave reconstruction and forecasting capability is verified by direct comparisons with HiRes hybrid radar, ATM and buoy measurements of realistic ocean wave-fields. In addition, we address the validity, accuracy and limitations of such wave-field reconstruction and forecasting.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography