Accession Number:

ADA634989

Title:

Measuring and Modelling of the Directional Wave Spectrum in SWADE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV FL ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOAL. To understand the physics of the evolution of surface waves in the open ocean and their influence on air-sea interaction and mixed layer dynamics. SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES. In this study I examined the response of the wave field under different environmental and meteorological conditions and made simulations of the evolution of the directional wave spectrum with the WAM ocean wave model on a basin, regional and fine mesh scale. With the buoy measurements I examined the source function balance with the WAM model and measured data over the SWADE array. An extensive data of wind stress measurements were used to establish a relationship between wind stress and the directional wave spectrum. Finally, using buoy observations and modelling results, I also examined the importance of wave-current interaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE