Journal article

The effect of statistical wind corrections on global wave forecasts

Tom H Durrant, Diana JM Greenslade, Ian Simmonds

Ocean Modelling | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2013

Abstract

The skill of modern wave models is such that the quality of their forecasts is, to a large degree, determined by errors in the forcing wind field. This work explores the extent to which large-scale systematic biases in modelled waves from a third generation wave model can be attributed to the forcing winds. Three different sets of winds with known global bias characteristics are used to force the WAVEWATCH III model. These winds are based on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's ACCESS model output, with different statistical corrections applied. Wave forecasts are verified using satellite altimeter data. It is found that a negative bias in modelled Significant Wave Height (H ) has its orig..

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