WANG Jichao, ZHANG Jie, YANG Jungang, BAO Wendi, WU Guoli, REN Qifeng. An evaluation of input/dissipation terms in WAVEWATCH III using in situ and satellite significant wave height data in the South China Sea[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2017, 36(3): 20-25. doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1038-7
Citation: WANG Jichao, ZHANG Jie, YANG Jungang, BAO Wendi, WU Guoli, REN Qifeng. An evaluation of input/dissipation terms in WAVEWATCH III using in situ and satellite significant wave height data in the South China Sea[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2017, 36(3): 20-25. doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1038-7

An evaluation of input/dissipation terms in WAVEWATCH III using in situ and satellite significant wave height data in the South China Sea

doi: 10.1007/s13131-017-1038-7
  • Received Date: 2016-04-17
  • Rev Recd Date: 2016-05-31
  • A WAVEWATCH III version 3.14 (WW3) wave model is used to evaluate input/dissipation source term packages WAM3, WAM4 and TC96 considering the effect of atmospheric instability. The comparisons of a significant wave height acquired from the model with different packages have been performed based on wave observation radar and HY-2 altimetry significant wave height data through five experiments in the South China Sea domain spanning latitudes of 0°-35°N and longitudes of 100°-135°E. The sensitivity of the wind speed correction parameter in the TC96 package also has been analyzed. From the results, the model is unable to dissipate the wave energy efficiently during a swell propagation with either source packages. It is found that TC96 formulation with the "effective wind speed" strategy performs better than WAM3 and WAM4 formulations. The wind speed correction parameter in the TC96 source package is very sensitive and needs to be calibrated and selected before the WW3 model can be applied to a specific region.
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