Comparison of wave-current interaction formulation using POLCOMS-WAM wave-current model
Bolanos-Sanchez, Rodolfo; Wolf, Judith; Brown, Jennifer; Osuna, Pedro; Monbaliu, Jaak; Sanchez-Arcilla, Agustin. 2009 Comparison of wave-current interaction formulation using POLCOMS-WAM wave-current model. In: Mckee Smith, Jane, (ed.) Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2008. Singapore, World Scientific, 521-533.Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Ocean processes do not take place in isolation but interact with one another to form a complex system. This paper focuses on these processes by using and developing the POLCOMS-WAM model. The Stokes’ drift and radiation stress effect on currents have been included, following state of the art formulations. The system is evaluated in the NW Mediterranean and the Irish Sea. Due to oceanographic properties of the Catalan coast, currents are typically less than 20 cm/s and therefore the modification of waves due to the effect of currents is minimal. However, the wave induced currents, mainly caused by enhanced wind drag due to waves, produce a current of about the same magnitude as the ambient one and thus become an important source of mass transport. For the Irish Sea an improvement of storm surge modelling by considering a wave modified wind stress is presented.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Programmes:||POL Programmes > Modelling and observation systems for shelf seas|
|Additional Information:||Electronic version of an article published as [Comparison of wave-current interaction formulation using POLCOMS-WAM wave-current model in Coastal Engineering 2008, Volume 1, Published 2009, Pages 521-533] [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company]|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Earth Sciences|
|Date made live:||17 Nov 2009 12:44|
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