Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)


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      Hindcasting the Adriatic Sea near-surface motions with a coupled wave-current model

      M. Dutour Sikirić, A. Roland, I. Tomaz˘ić and I. Janeković

      Version of Record online: 8 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007950

      Key Points

      • We couple the Wind Wave model with the Regional Ocean Modeling System
      • We use recent wave-coupling and surface stress rules to close momentum balance
      • The model is tested in the Adriatic with ADCP and wind measurements
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      Statistical characterization of short wind waves from stereo images of the sea surface

      A. S. Mironov, M. V. Yurovskaya, V. A. Dulov, D. Hauser and C. A. Guérin

      Version of Record online: 7 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007860

      Key Points

      • Statistical analysis was performed for stereo-reconstructed sea surfaces
      • New methodology proposed for analysis of stereo-recovered sea elevations data set
      • Field estimates for slopes, spectrum, and structure functions are presented
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      Surface waves and wave-coupled effects in lower atmosphere and upper ocean

      Alexander V. Babanin, Miguel Onorato and Fangli Qiao

      Version of Record online: 7 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007932

      Key Points

      • This is an introductory paper for the special issue of JGR
      • It discusses the present status and outstanding issues of ocean wave research
      • Coupling wave models with large-scale models is future thrust of wave research
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      Air-sea interface in hurricane conditions

      Alexander Soloviev, Atsushi Fujimura and Silvia Matt

      Version of Record online: 18 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007760

      Key Points

      • Air-sea interaction in hurricanes is linked to direct disruption of interface
      • Numerical experiments show formation of transition layer and surface smoothing
      • Framework for combining effects of two-phase environment with wave contribution
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      A fully coupled 3D wave-current interaction model on unstructured grids

      Aron Roland, Yinglong J. Zhang, Harry V. Wang, Yanqiu Meng, Yi-Cheng Teng, Vladimir Maderich, Igor Brovchenko, Mathieu Dutour-Sikiric and Ulrich Zanke

      Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007952

      Key Points

      • A fully parallel highly efficient numerical framework for 3d wave current model
      • The 3D model is efficient, stable and convergent on many different scales
      • Importance of wave-enhanced bottom friction for field applications
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      Ocean wave effects on the daily cycle in SST

      P. A. E. M. Janssen

      Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007943

      Key Points

      • Development of an upper-ocean mixing scheme including sea state
      • A wave model gives useful info on mixing
      • Wave breaking is important for diurnal sst cycle
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      The role of atmospheric internal variability on the tropical instability wave dynamics

      Balachandrudu Narapusetty, Cristiana Stan, Ben P. Kirtman, Paul S. Schopf, Lawrence Marx and James L. Kinter III

      Version of Record online: 25 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007906

      Key Points

      • The role of weather noise on tropical instability wave dynamics
      • Air-sea interaction in the tropical Pacific
      • Atmospheric internal variability on ocean internal variability
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      On the turbulence generated by the potential surface waves

      A. Y. Benilov

      Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007948

      Key Points

      • Vortex instability of surface waves
      • Wave turbulence
      • Wave viscous dissipation
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      On discriminating swell and wind-driven seas in Voluntary Observing Ship data

      S. I. Badulin and V. G. Grigorieva

      Version of Record online: 14 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007937

      Key Points

      • The global visual wave observations are reanalyzed within a theoretical model
      • Theoretical criteria of discriminating swell and wind sea are proposed
      • The theory is consistent with visual discrimination of swell and wind waves
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      A reappraisal of ocean wave studies

      Yeli Yuan and Norden E. Huang

      Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007768

      Key Points

      • New concept of physically based instantaneous frequency are introduced
      • Point out deficiencies of Fourier based nonlinear wave-wave interaction analysis
      • Note wave induced mixing can change ocean surface temperature on global scale
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      Improvements in spectral wave modeling in tidal inlet seas

      A. J. van der Westhuysen, A. R. van Dongeren, J. Groeneweg, G. Ph. van Vledder, H. Peters, C. Gautier and J. C. C. van Nieuwkoop

      Version of Record online: 3 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007837

      Key Points

      • An extensive data set for wave model evaluation was collected in the Wadden Sea
      • The wave model SWAN generally performs well in tidal inlet seas, with exceptions
      • Depth-induced breaking, wave-current interaction and propagation were improved
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      Response of the equatorial basin-wide SST to non-breaking surface wave-induced mixing in a climate model: An amendment to tropical bias

      Zhenya Song, Fangli Qiao and Yajuan Song

      Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007931

      Key Points

      • Amendment to tropical bias
      • West-Positive and East-Negative pattern
      • Non-breaking surface wave-induced mixing can improve climate model
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      On the variability of sea drag in finite water depth

      A. Toffoli, L. Loffredo, P. Le Roy, J.-M. Lefèvre and A. V. Babanin

      Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007857

      Key Points

      • Dependence of speed drag on relative humidity
      • Multiple variable dependence of sea drag
      • New parametric model for predicting the drag coefficient
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      The effect of wave-induced turbulence on the ocean mixed layer during tropical cyclones: Field observations on the Australian North-West Shelf

      A. Toffoli, J. McConochie, M. Ghantous, L. Loffredo and A. V. Babanin

      Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007780

      Key Points

      • Effect of non-breaking wave induced turbulence on ocean mixing
      • Contribution of wave motion in deepening the mixed layer depth
      • Empirical verification of non-breaking wave induced turbulence process
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      Modeling waves and wind stress

      M. A. Donelan, M. Curcic, S. S. Chen and A. K. Magnusson

      Version of Record online: 17 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007787

      Key Points

      • A fast full spectral wave model has been developed
      • Given the wind field at 10 m height, the model predicts the wind stress
      • The model correctly simulates the complicated wave spectra in hurricanes
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      The wave state and sea spray related parameterization of wind stress applicable from low to extreme winds

      Bin Liu, Changlong Guan and Lian Xie

      Version of Record online: 3 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007786

      Key Points

      • A sea surface drag coefficient parameterization is proposed
      • The parameterization is applicable from low to extreme winds
      • The effects of wave state and sea spray on air-sea momentum flux are considered
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      Laboratory and theoretical modeling of air-sea momentum transfer under severe wind conditions

      Y. I. Troitskaya, D. A. Sergeev, A. A. Kandaurov, G. A. Baidakov, M. A. Vdovin and V. I. Kazakov

      Version of Record online: 27 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007778

      Key Points

      • Laboratory modeling of the air-sea momentum transfer for hurricane wind
      • Saturation of the aerodynamic drag coefficient
      • Correlation of aerodynamic roughness with mean square slope of the wave field
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      Coastal wave reflection, directional spread, and seismoacoustic noise sources

      Fabrice Ardhuin and Aron Roland

      Version of Record online: 26 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007832

      Key Points

      • Shoreline reflection is estimated from bottom slopes
      • Shoreline reflection is calibrated using buoy data
      • Shoreline reflection is validated using seismic noise
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      Correction to “Field measurement of upper ocean turbulence dissipation associated with wave-turbulence interaction in the South China Sea”

      Chuan Jiang Huang, Fangli Qiao, Dejun Dai, Hongyu Ma and Jingsong Guo

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC008230

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      Characterization of turbulent airflow over evolving water-waves in a wind-wave tank

      Andrey Zavadsky and Lev Shemer

      Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007790

      Key Points

      • Friction velocity remains constant along the test section for all conditions
      • The shift between the horizontal and vertical wave-induced velocities is 90 deg
      • Wave-induced velocity fluctuations do not contribute to Reynolds shear stress
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      Evaluating austral summer mixed-layer response to surface wave–induced mixing in the Southern Ocean

      Chuan Jiang Huang, Fangli Qiao, Qi Shu and Zhenya Song

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007892

      Key Points

      • Improve the upper ocean simulation
      • Four numerical models intercomparison
      • The performance of wave-induced mixing is model independent
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      Comparison between vertical shear mixing and surface wave-induced mixing in the extratropical ocean

      Fangli Qiao and Chuan Jiang Huang

      Version of Record online: 16 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007930

      Key Points

      • Wave-induced mixing plays key role in upper ocean
      • Nonbreaking wave-induced mixing can penetrate deep
      • Wave-induced mixing is more important than shear mixing
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      Numerical investigation of turbulence generation in non-breaking potential waves

      Alexander V. Babanin and Dmitry Chalikov

      Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007929

      Key Points

      • Waves produce turbulence in the upper ocean
      • Coupled wave-turbulence model is suggested, which can describe such production
      • The model is used to obtain parameterization of the turbulence production
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      Introducing surface waves in a coupled wave-atmosphere regional climate model: Impact on atmospheric mixing length

      A. Rutgersson, E. O. Nilsson and R. Kumar

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007940

      Key Points

      • Long fast ocean swell waves influences turbulent mixing
      • Wave-modified mixing lengths are introduced within a coupled model
      • A first analysis of impact on key parameters has been performed
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      Dependence of drag coefficient on the directional spreading of ocean waves

      Chia-Huan Ting, Alexander V. Babanin, Dmitry Chalikov and Tai-Wen Hsu

      Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007920

      Key Points

      • Sea drag coefficient is a function of multiple parameters
      • Dependence of sea drag on wave directional spreading is investigated
      • Sea drag grows and then saturates as directional spectra narrow
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      Turbulence production by nonbreaking waves: Laboratory and numerical simulations

      Ivan B. Savelyev, Eric Maxeiner and Dmitry Chalikov

      Version of Record online: 7 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007928

      Key Points

      • Nonbreaking surface waves were found to generate near-surface turbulence
      • Wave-induced turbulence was found to intensify near crests of steeper waves
      • Initial turbulence controls the wave-induced turbulence production
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      Reduction of wind stress due to swell at high wind conditions

      H. García-Nava, F. J. Ocampo-Torres, P. A. Hwang and P. Osuna

      Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007833

      Key Points

      • Show evidence of wind sea damping by swell
      • Evaluate the impact of the attenuation of short waves on wind stress
      • Draw attention to wave development in mixed seas
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      Recent mechanical weakening of the Arctic sea ice cover as revealed from larger inertial oscillations

      F. Gimbert, N. C. Jourdain, D. Marsan, J. Weiss and B. Barnier

      Version of Record online: 19 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007633

      Key Points

      • Sea ice motion is captured in the frequency domain by a simple analytical model
      • A recent mechanical weakening of the Arctic sea ice cover is pointed out
      • Concomitant changes within the ocean surface layer properties are modelled
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      Rogue waves in crossing seas: The Louis Majesty accident

      L. Cavaleri, L. Bertotti, L. Torrisi, E. Bitner-Gregersen, M. Serio and M. Onorato

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JC007923

      Key Points

      • A hindcast of the Louis Majesty accident sea state condition have been performed
      • The accident took place during crossing sea state conditions
      • Rogue wave solutions describing the crossing sea condition are derived
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      Field measurement of upper ocean turbulence dissipation associated with wave-turbulence interaction in the South China Sea

      Chuan Jiang Huang, Fangli Qiao, Dejun Dai, Hongyu Ma and Jingsong Guo

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007806

      Key Points

      • The turbulence dissipation rate is measured in the upper ocean of SCS
      • The dissipation rate shows an exponential decay with depth
      • The data support parameterization of wave-induced mixing
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      A unified spectral parameterization for wave breaking: From the deep ocean to the surf zone

      J.-F. Filipot and F. Ardhuin

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007784

      Key Points

      • A new breaking dissipation term for spectral models is provided
      • This new term is based on parameterization of physical quantities
      • It unifies whitecapping and depth-induced breaking
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      Freak waves under typhoon conditions

      Nobuhito Mori

      Version of Record online: 17 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007788

      Key Points

      • Possible weather condition of freak wave in typhoon condition
      • Freak waves potentially occur in the fourth quadrant of a typhoon
      • Crossing sea states can be observed behind the eye of typhoon
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      Investigation of trends in extreme value wave height and wind speed

      I. R. Young, J. Vinoth, S. Zieger and A. V. Babanin

      Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007753

      Key Points

      • Investigation of extreme value trends in wave height and wind speed
      • Impact of such trends on oceanographic applications
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      Direct numerical simulation of a turbulent wind over a wavy water surface

      O. A. Druzhinin, Y. I. Troitskaya and S. S. Zilitinkevich

      Version of Record online: 22 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007789

      Key Points

      • Parameterization of the wind-water-waves interaction is a key problem of the air
      • Numerical algorithm and DNS results of a turbulent wind flow over water surface
      • Comparison of the DNS results with the predictions of a theoretical model
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      Fetch-limited growth of wind waves

      Michael Stiassnie

      Version of Record online: 8 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007579

      Key Points

      • Analytic solution to the fetch-limited wave growth problem is given
      • Analytic expression for the turbulent pressure spectrum of the wind incorporated
      • The concept of limiting spectrum is introduced
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      Spectral properties of the Peregrine soliton observed in a water wave tank

      A. Chabchoub, S. Neumann, N. P. Hoffmann and N. Akhmediev

      Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007671

      Key Points

      • We calculated the spectra of the observed Peregrine solution
      • We confirmed that the spectra have a triangular shape
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      Observation of rogue wave holes in a water wave tank

      A. Chabchoub, N. P. Hoffmann and N. Akhmediev

      Version of Record online: 1 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007636

      Key Points

      • Experimental generation of rogue wave holes
      • Rogue waves holes within the framework of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation
      • Rogue wave holes modeled by the Peregrine soliton

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