A Depth-Dependent Wave Model for Operational Forecasting
The wave forecast system at present under development for routine wave forecasting in the United Kingdom Meteorological Office is designed to give detailed forecasts for the continental shelf areas around the UK up to 36 hours ahead using wind forecasts interpolated from the fine mesh (100 Km gridlength) version of the Met Office’s 10-level numerical atmospheric model (Burridge and Gadd 1977). A spectral representation of the wave field is used and the forecast equation is a version of the energy transport equation. Boundary conditions are supplied from a coarse mesh version of the model which is already in routine use for forecasts up to 48 hours over the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans.
KeywordsWave Height Storm Surge Significant Wave Height Bottom Topography Bottom Friction
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