Accession Number:

ADA625468

Title:

Wave Breaking and Coupled Boundary Layers in Strong Wind Forcing Development, Testing and Implementation of an Improved Dissipation Source Function in Navy Operational Wave Models

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The principal goal of this project is to improve our understanding of the role of the dissipation source function Sds governing the spatial and temporal evolution of surface waves. This will be accomplished through a coordinated modeling effort and using available field data obtained from the Coupled Boundary LayersAir-Sea Transfer CBLAST field experiment augmented by data obtained from the Shoaling Waves Experiment, and controlled laboratory investigations. The results of this study will support the Naval Operational wave forecasting needs for improved accuracy in high windwave scenarios.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE