Accession Number:

ADA617788

Title:

Wave Climate and Wave Mixing in the Marginal Ice Zones of Arctic Seas, Observations and Modelling

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SWINBURNE UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY VICTORIA (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The long-term goals of the present project are two windwave climatology for the Arctic Seas and their current and potential future trends and WAVEWATCH-III and SWAN wave models with new physics, adapted and validated for the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The windwave climatology for the Arctic Seas will be developed based on altimeter observations. It will have a major scientific and applied significance as presently there is no reference climatology for this region of the ocean available. The new versions of wave models for the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas will include new physics that is already under development, and the novel physics presently unavailable. In particular, it is planned to use a wave boundary layer model to replace traditional wind-input parameterisations. The models will be suitable for operational forecast. Altimeter climatology and the wave models will be used to study the current and future windwave and ice trends.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE