Effect of ocean waves on air-sea momentum fluxes and hurricane intensity
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The effect of ocean waves on air-sea momentum fluxes and hurricane intensity was analyzed using a coupled wave-wind model. The CWW model estimated the wind stress vector by explicitly calculating the wave-induced stress vector and the surface viscous stress vector. In CWW model, the complete wave spectrum was constructed by merging the NCEP WAVEWATCH III (WW3) wave model spectrum in the vicinity of the spectral peak with the spectral tail parameterization. Experiments with the GFDL/URI coupled hurricane-ocean model indicated important sensitivity of the hurricane intensity to the momentum flux parameterization at the sea surface.
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26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Ginis, Isaac, Il Ju Moon, Biju Thomas, and Tetsu Hara. "Effect of ocean waves on air-sea momentum fluxes and hurricane intensity." 26th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (2004). https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/gsofacpubs/1358