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
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Numerical Mathematics