Masaki Yokota, Noriaki Hashimoto, Koji Kawaguchi, Hiroyasu Kawai


For the purpose of clarifying the mechanism of energy transfer from high wind to waves, the ADWAM, a wave prediction model incorporating the data assimilation method, was modified to deduce the sea surface drag coefficients as its control variables. Validity of the model was verified through the identical twin experiment in deep sea conditions. Also, the behavior of the deduced parameter was examined through several experiments. As a result, it was confirmed that the drag coefficient deduced by the model is accurate enough when the number of the given observation data is sufficient compared with the number of the unknown parameter. It was also confirmed that the accuracy of the deduced coefficient can be improved by adding an a priori condition even if the number of the observation data is insufficient.


sea surface drag coefficient; data assimilation; adjoint WAM


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