Journal article

Numerical Investigation of Spectral Evolution of Wind Waves. Part I: Wind-Input Source Function

KN Tsagareli, AV Babanin, DJ Walker, IR Young

Journal of Physical Oceanography | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2010


This paper is dedicated to the investigation and calibration of the parameterized form for the wind-input source term Sin proposed earlier on the basis of field observations at Lake George, Australia. The main objective of this study was to obtain spectral forms for the wind-input source function Sin, which incorporates the novel observation-based features and at the same time satisfies the important physical constraint that the total integrated wind input must agree with independently observed magnitudes of the wind stress. Within this approach, a new methodology, a dynamic self-adjusting routine, was developed for correction of the windinput source function Sin. This correction involves a ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We are very grateful for the suggestions provided by Erick Rogers from the Naval Research Laboratory. The authors acknowledge financial support through ONR Grant N00014-101-0418.