Help Privacy Policy Disclaimer
  Advanced SearchBrowse




Book Chapter

On the spectral energy balance and numerical prediction of ocean waves


Hasselmann,  Klaus F.
MPI for Meteorology, Max Planck Society;

External Resource
No external resources are shared
Fulltext (public)
There are no public fulltexts stored in PuRe
Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available

Hasselmann, K. F. (1978). On the spectral energy balance and numerical prediction of ocean waves. In A. Favre, & K. Hasselmann (Eds.), Turbulent Fluxes Through the Sea Surface, Wave Dynamics, and Prediction (pp. 531-545). Boston, MA: Springer US.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-8448-2
In contrast to earlier, largely empirical methods of wave prediction, modern wave models normally start from a common, physically accepted basis: the energy-balance or wave-transport equation. However, considerable differences still exist between different models regarding the structure of the source function in this equation. Although systematic comparisions have not been made, different models may be expected to yield significantly different predictions when applied to non-uniform wind fields exhibiting the complex space-time structures typical of many generation situations.