Ocean wave effects on the daily cycle in STT

TitleOcean wave effects on the daily cycle in STT
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorJanssen, PAEM
Secondary TitleTechnical Memorandum
Number634
Pagination24
Date PublishedOctober
PublisherECMWF
Type of WorkTechnical Memorandum
Abstract

Ocean waves represent the interface between the ocean and the atmosphere, and, therefore, a wave model is needed to compute not only the wave spectrum, but is also required to determine the processes at the air-sea interface that govern the fluxes across the interface. Here, starting from earlier results with the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Equation, a simple model is developed that allows for the inclusion of wave dissipation effects, effects of Langmuir turbulence and buoyancy on the simulation of the daily cycle in SST.