A spectral ocean wave model
An operational wave spectral model has been developed through the cooperative efforts of FLENUMWEACEN, NAVOCEANO and W.J. Pierson. The model contains two subdivisions: 1) wave energy growth based on a modified version of the Miles-Phillips growth mechanism and dissipation at individual grid points and 2) wave energy propagation from grid point to grid point. The energy calculations at each grid point are displayed in a 15 frequency/12 direction matrix. This distribution of wave energy by frequency and direction provides a quantum jump in Navy Weather Service's ability to provide sea surface definition. Evaluation using airborne laser and digitized wave data has been conducted.
SourceIn: Ocean Acoustic Modelling (SACLANTCEN Conference Proceedings CP-17), Part 3, 1975, pp. 7-1 - 7-13.
Ward, C. R.