Accession Number:

ADA574248

Title:

High-Resolution Measurement-Based Phase-Resolved Prediction of Ocean Wave-fields

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 2008 - Dec 2013

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-06

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE