Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSun, Rui
dc.contributor.authorVillas Bôas, Ana B.
dc.contributor.authorSubramanian, Aneesh C.
dc.contributor.authorCornuelle, Bruce D.
dc.contributor.authorMazloff, Matthew R.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Arthur J.
dc.contributor.authorLangodan, Sabique
dc.contributor.authorHoteit, Ibrahim
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-17T13:47:46Z
dc.date.available2022-01-17T13:47:46Z
dc.date.issued2022-01-07
dc.date.submitted2021-11-05
dc.identifier.citationSun, R., Villas Bôas, A. B., Subramanian, A. C., Cornuelle, B. D., Mazloff, M. R., Miller, A. J., … Hoteit, I. (2022). Focusing and defocusing of tropical cyclone generated waves by ocean current refraction. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. doi:10.1029/2021jc018112
dc.identifier.issn2169-9275
dc.identifier.issn2169-9291
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2021jc018112
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/675006
dc.description.abstractWaves generated by tropical cyclones can have devastating effects on coastal regions. However, the role of ocean currents in modifying wave amplitudes, wavelengths, and directions is commonly overlooked in wave forecasts, despite the fact that these interactions can lead to extreme wave conditions. Here, we use satellite observations and wave modeling to quantify the effects of ocean currents on the surface waves generated during a tropical cyclone event in the Arabian Sea. As a case study, this paper documents beams of wave heights originating from the eyewall of a tropical cyclone caused by current-induced refraction. Alternating regions of high and low wave heights in the model simulations are consistent with observations and extend for thousands of kilometers all the way to 100 m isobath. Our results highlight the importance of accounting for wave refraction by currents in order to accurately predict the impact of tropical cyclone generated waves on coastal regions.
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU)
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JC018112
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.titleFocusing and defocusing of tropical cyclone generated waves by ocean current refraction
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionScripps Institution of Oceanography California USA
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences University of Colorado Boulder Colorado USA
kaust.personLangodan, Sabique
kaust.personHoteit, Ibrahim
dc.date.accepted2022-01-04
refterms.dateFOA2022-01-17T13:49:06Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
JGR Oceans - 2022 - Sun - Focusing and defocusing of tropical cyclone generated waves by ocean current refraction.pdf
Size:
5.096Mb
Format:
PDF
Description:
Accepted manuscript

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record