Long and Short Wave Modeling in the Coastal Ocean

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:05am
Lind 305
Clint Dawson (The University of Texas at Austin)
In the coastal ocean, waves propagate at different scales. In
frequency space, waves separate into long and short waves. Long waves are
typically modeled by the shallow water equations, while short waves are
modeled using various types of models, depending on the computational
domain. We will describe short wave models which are typically used in the
deep ocean and on the continental shelf, and models which are used
near-shore. We will also discuss the coupling of these models with
long-wave models. We will discuss various numerical methods used to
approximate long wave and short wave models, and the coupling between the
two. Finally we will give several numerical examples, including the
modeling of hurricane storm surge and shoaling.
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