Wave Breaking Influence in a Coupled Model of the Atmosphere-Ocean Wave Boundary Layers under Very High Wind Conditions
NEW SOUTH WALES UNIV SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography