Ocean Wave Modeling

  • Authors
  • The SWAMP Group

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. The Sea Wave Modeling Project (SWAMP): Principal Results and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 7-10
    3. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 11-17
    4. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 19-24
    5. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 25-27
    6. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 29-35
    7. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 37-40
    8. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 41-54
    9. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 55-70
    10. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 71-81
    11. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 83-102
    12. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 103-114
    13. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 115-134
    14. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 135-138
    15. The SWAMP Group
      Pages 139-140
  3. The SWAMP Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Takeshi Uji
      Pages 157-166
    3. Luigi Cavaleri, Luciana Bertotti
      Pages 167-185
    4. Johannes Guddal
      Pages 187-191
    5. W. J. P. de Voogt, G. J. Komen, J. Bruinsma
      Pages 193-200
    6. Yoshiaki Toba, Sanshiro Kawai, Paimpillil S. Joseph
      Pages 201-210
    7. H. Günther, W. Rosenthal
      Pages 211-214
    8. J. A. Greenwood, V. J. Cardone, L. M. Lawson
      Pages 221-233
    9. J. H. Allender, T. P. Barnett, M. Lybanon
      Pages 235-248
    10. S. Hasselmann, K. Hasselmann
      Pages 249-251
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 253-256

About this book


Early in 1979, a group of wave researchers proposed a wave model inter­ comparison study to clarify the interrelations existing among the various wave models which have been developed in past years for real-time wave forecasting, wave statistics compilations, or hindcast case studies. The idea was immediately welcomed by the wave modeling community, and, finally, nine wave modeling groups from the United States, Japan, and Europe participated in the exercise. The principal results of this work are presented here jointly by the Sea Wave Modeling Project (swAMP) Group (the members of which are listed in Appendix A). Descriptions of the models used in the study are given in Part II of this volume. A more complete documentation of the entire set of numerical experiments is given in Part 2 of the Sea Wave Modeling Project (SWAMP group, 1982). The main purpose of the intercomparison study was to test our present understanding of the physics of . wind-generated surface waves from the viewpoint of wave modeling. Specifically, we wished to clarify the basic interdependence between understanding the physics of surface waves, repre­ senting the physics numerically, and predicting quantitatively the detailed space-time evolution of a two-dimensional surface wave spectrum for a given wind field. It was not our intent to carry out a model competition. In this sense there were no winners or losers: all models could claim specific strong points, and all displayed weaknesses in some areas.


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