2D parametric model for surface wave development under varying wind field in space and time

Vladimir Kudryavtsev, Maria Yurovskaya, Bertrand Chapron
2021 Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans  
An efficient and ready-to-use statistical description of the surface gravity wavefield, especially its directional energy characteristics, is often needed for many engineering and scientific applications, in particular, for short-term forecasting of surface waves generated by Tropical Cyclones (TC). Full sophisticated spectral wave models certainly have the capability to provide detailed wave information. Moon et al., (2003) performed a comprehensive investigation of wind wavefield generated by
more » ... TC Bonnie using WAVEWATCH III model (Tolman, 2009) , buoy and aircraft Scanning Radar Altimeter (SRA) measurements. This study clearly demonstrated that using realistic wind forcing, the use of a high-resolution WAVEWATCH III model may yield successful simulations of surface wave fields in hurricane conditions. Yet, computer limitations and/or needs to consider ensembles of solutions also invite to develop more simplified solutions. For instance, practical models can help to rapidly anticipate and document the role of partial resonance effects to increase the effective fetch and duration of the wave-growth process in the main direction of the tropical and extra-tropical weather systems, that is, the wave trapping phenomenon (e.g.,
doi:10.1029/2020jc016915 fatcat:xxwrg267afhvbftwm5fsdx3ogq