Articles | Volume 10, issue 4/5
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 10, 425–434, 2003
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-10-425-2003
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 10, 425–434, 2003
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-10-425-2003

  31 Oct 2003

31 Oct 2003

The choice of optimal Discrete Interaction Approximation to the kinetic integral for ocean waves

V. G. Polnikov V. G. Polnikov
  • Obukhov Institute for Atmospheric Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyzhevskki lane 3, Moscow, 109017, Russia

Abstract. A lot of discrete configurations for the four-wave nonlinear interaction processes have been calculated and tested by the method proposed earlier in the frame of the concept of Fast Discrete Interaction Approximation to the Hasselmann's kinetic integral (Polnikov and Farina, 2002). It was found that there are several simple configurations, which are more efficient than the one proposed originally in Hasselmann et al. (1985). Finally, the optimal multiple Discrete Interaction Approximation (DIA) to the kinetic integral for deep-water waves was found. Wave spectrum features have been intercompared for a number of different configurations of DIA, applied to a long-time solution of kinetic equation. On the basis of this intercomparison the better efficiency of the configurations proposed was confirmed. Certain recommendations were given for implementation of new approximations to the wave forecast practice.