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dc.contributor.authorLangodan, Sabique
dc.contributor.authorCavaleri, Luigi
dc.contributor.authorViswanadhapalli, Yesubabu
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-23T11:43:35Z
dc.date.available2015-03-23T11:43:35Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.citationThe Red Sea: A Natural Laboratory for Wind and Wave Modeling 2014, 44 (12):3139 Journal of Physical Oceanography
dc.identifier.issn0022-3670
dc.identifier.issn1520-0485
dc.identifier.doi10.1175/JPO-D-13-0242.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/347008
dc.description.abstractThe Red Sea is a narrow, elongated basin that is more than 2000km long. This deceivingly simple structure offers very interesting challenges for wind and wave modeling, not easily, if ever, found elsewhere. Using standard meteorological products and local wind and wave models, this study explores how well the general and unusual wind and wave patterns of the Red Sea could be reproduced. The authors obtain the best results using two rather opposite approaches: the high-resolution Weather Research Forecasting (WRF) local model and the slightly enhanced surface winds from the global European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts model. The reasons why these two approaches produce the best results and the implications on wave modeling in the Red Sea are discussed. The unusual wind and wave patterns in the Red Sea suggest that the currently available wave model source functions may not properly represent the evolution of local fields. However, within limits, the WAVEWATCH III wave model, based on Janssen's and also Ardhuin's wave model physics, provides very reasonable results in many cases. The authors also discuss these findings and outline related future work.
dc.publisherAmerican Meteorological Society
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JPO-D-13-0242.1
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dc.titleThe Red Sea: A Natural Laboratory for Wind and Wave Modeling
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBeacon Development Company
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Fluid Modeling and Prediction Group
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Physical Oceanography
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute of Marine Sciences, Venice, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personViswanadhapalli, Yesubabu
kaust.personHoteit, Ibrahim
kaust.personLangodan, Sabique
refterms.dateFOA2015-02-20T00:00:00Z


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