Accession Number : ADA541529


Title :   Wave Breaking Influence in a Coupled Model of the Atmosphere-Ocean Wave Boundary Layers Under Very High Wind Conditions


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : NEW SOUTH WALES UNIV SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS


Personal Author(s) : Banner, Michael L. ; Leslie, Lance M. ; Morison, Russel P.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA541529


Report Date : 30 SEP 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : The long-term goals are to contribute improvements in current physical understanding and modeling of interfacial processes fundamental to air-sea interaction fluxes, particularly those involving wave breaking and spray droplet production. These advances will improve the reliability of operational sea state and ocean weather forecasting models, particularly for severe to extreme sea states.


Descriptors :   *WEATHER FORECASTING , *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , MODELS , INTERFACES , WIND , RELIABILITY , DROPS , AUSTRALIA , SEA STATES , SEA WATER , OCEAN MODELS , MARINE METEOROLOGY , SPRAYS , COUPLING(INTERACTION) , PRODUCTION


Subject Categories : PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE