Satellite Measurements of Ocean Wave Breaking
Grant number: DP170101328 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019
This project aims to develop a methodology for global satellite measurements of ocean wave breaking and determine global trends. Measurements of ocean wave breaking are elusive and not available at global scale, but are important for understanding ocean wave dynamics, air-sea interaction, aerosol production, gas transfer, ocean mixing, climate, and other coupled dynamics in the air-sea system, and designing and operating coastal and offshore facilities. This project will produce major updates of wave and General Circulation Models which will be important for our understanding of wave, ocean and climate dynamics, the design and operation of coastal and offshore facilities and the determinatio..View full description
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Nighttime Cool Skin Effect Observed from Infrared SST Autonomous Radiometer (ISAR) and Depth Temperatures
Haifeng Zhang, Helen Beggs, Alexander Ignatov, Alexander V Babanin
The nighttime ocean cool skin signal ΔT [defined as skin sea surface temperature (SSTskin) minus depth SST (SSTdepth)] is investig..
Cool skin signals observed from Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) and in situ SST measurements
Haifeng Zhang, Alexander V Babanin, Qingxiang Liu, Alexander Ignatov
Nighttime cool skin sea surface temperature (SST) signals, defined in this study as the differences between the SSTskin from the A..
Directional soliton and breather beams
Amin Chabchoub, Kento Mozumi, Norbert Hoffmann, Alexander V Babanin, Alessandro Toffoli, James N Steer, Ton S van den Bremer, Nail Akhmediev, Miguel Onorato, Takuji Waseda
Solitons and breathers are nonlinear modes that exist in a wide range of physical systems. They are fundamental solutions of a num..
Observation-Based Source Terms in the Third-Generation Wave Model WAVEWATCH III: Updates and Verification
Qingxiang Liu, W Erick Rogers, Alexander V Babanin, Ian R Young, Leonel Romero, Stefan Zieger, Fangli Qiao, Changlong Guan
The observation-based source terms available in the third-generation wave model WAVEWATCH III (i.e., the ST6 package for parameter..
Initial Evaluation of the Sensor-Specific Error Statistics in the NOAA Advanced Clear-Sky Processor for Oceans SST System: Diurnal Variation Signals Captured
Haifeng Zhang, Alexander Babanin, Alexander Ignatov, Boris Petrenko
The newly designed sensor-specific error statistics (SSES) for sea surface temperature (SST) in the National Oceanic and Atmospher..
Changes in Ocean Heat Content Caused by Wave-Induced Mixing in a High-Resolution Ocean Model
Lachlan Stoney, Kevin JE Walsh, Steven Thomas, Paul Spence, Alexander V Babanin
A parameterization of turbulent mixing from unbroken surface waves is included in a 16-yr simulation within a high-resolution ocea..