En:using ww3:2013 fall waves school

Révision de 11 juillet 2013 à 08:01 par Fa1e926 (discussion | contributions) (Additional resources)


The "waves school" will start on November 4 or November 5 (if 4 days only). It is intended for graduate students, post-docs, researchers, engineers or consultant that are dealing with ocean wave data of one form or another. The school will draw from the latest developments made possible by the IOWAGA, NOPP-waves, & Previmer, projects, and will benefit from the new (beta) release of the WAVEWATCH III (R) version 4 from NOAA/NCEP.

The program is designed in such a way that people that only use wave data and do not want to run a model can attend day 1 & 2 while the real brave geeks that actually want to install WAVEWATCH III and run the thing will be welcome to stay until late Friday.

  • Day 1 Morning (lectures)
basic principles of ocean waves: elevations, velocities pressure.... and spectra
different spectral wave parameters: what can be measured and what is usually measured
wave databases: altimeter and SAR data, buoy data, seismic noise
examples of ocean engineering applications: long term statistics and ... (TBD)
  • Day 1 afternon (hands-on practical training)
using long wave data time series
reading wave model output and altimeter data, performing simple error analysis on wave models
comparing ocean wave model or buoy data and seismic noise records
  • Day 2:
parameterizations in wave models and impacts on various quantities: from Hs to air-sea fluxes
wave model numerics: principles
wave model numerics: the dark side of limiters, SWAN's "renormalization" ....
  • Day 2 afternon (hands-on practical training)
evidence of discretization and numerical scheme effects on coastal wave model results
  • Day 3:
Basic information on installing and running WAVEWATCH III
desingning and optimizing unstructured grids
  • Day 3 afternon (hands-on practical training)
the polymesh fun fair
  • Day 4:
Running WW3 as a multi-grid system
grid generation for regular grids
  • Day 4 afternon (hands-on practical training)
more fun stuff (gridgen, polymesh ...)


Additional resources

The 2013 WW3 winter school at UM