Journal article

Parameterization of wave boundary layer

D Chalikov, AV Babanin

Atmosphere | MDPI AG | Published : 2019


It is known that drag coefficient varies in broad limits depending on wind velocity and wave age as well as on wave spectrum and some other parameters. All those effects produce large scatter of the drag coefficient, so, the data is plotted as a function of wind velocity forming a cloud of points with no distinct regularities. Such uncertainty can be overcome by the implementation of the WBL model instead of the calculations of drag with different formulas. The paper is devoted to the formulation of theWave Boundary Layer (WBL) model for the parameterization of the ocean-atmosphere interactions in coupled ocean-atmosphere models and wave prediction models. The equations explicitly take into ..

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Awarded by RFBR

Awarded by US Office of Naval Research

Funding Acknowledgements

The current investigations presented in Sections 2-6 of paper is supported by RFBR (project N<SUP>o</SUP>18-05-01122) and the Sections 1 and 7-9 by state program 0149-2019-0015 (D. Chalikov). A.V. Babanin acknowledges support from the US Office of Naval Research grant N00014-17-1-3021.