Articles | Volume 9, issue 3/4
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 9, 367–371, 2002
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-9-367-2002
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 9, 367–371, 2002
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-9-367-2002

  31 Aug 2002

31 Aug 2002

Numerical wind wave model with a dynamic boundary layer

V. G. Polnikov, Y. A. Volkov, and F. A. Pogarskii V. G. Polnikov et al.
  • A. M. Obukhov Institute for Atmospheric Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pyzhevskii lane, 3, 109017 Moscow, Russia

Abstract. A modern version of a numerical wind wave model of the fourth generation is constructed for a case of deep water. The following specific terms of the model source function are used: (a) a new analytic parameterization of the nonlinear evolution term proposed recently in Zakharov and Pushkarev (1999); (b) a traditional input term added by the routine for an atmospheric boundary layer fitting to a wind wave state according to Makin and Kudryavtsev (1999); (c) a dissipative term of the second power in a wind wave spectrum according to Polnikov (1991). The direct fetch testing results showed an adequate description of the main empirical wave evolution effects. Besides, the model gives a correct description of the boundary layer parameters' evolution, depending on a wind wave stage of development. This permits one to give a physical treatment of the dependence mentioned. These performances of the model allow one to use it both for application and for investigation aims in the task of the joint description of wind and wave fields.