Accession Number:

ADA611893

Title:

Wave Breaking Influence in a Coupled Model of the Atmosphere-Ocean Wave Boundary Layers under Very High Wind Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NEW SOUTH WALES UNIV SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS

Report Date:

2006-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This project seeks to improve the accuracy of air-sea interfacial flux parameterizations in coupled sea statemarine weather forecasting models, with a particular focus on refining and incorporating the role of wave breaking and sea spray in severe conditions. The approach adopted is to develop more realistic parameterizations for breaking occurrence and strength, and sea sprayspume source functions and validating them in test-bed models against observations. The end goal is implementing these improvements in a coupled COAMPSWaveWatch III model for operational use.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE