Numerical Modelling of Extreme Waves Generated by Tropical Cyclones [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers: Alexander V. Babanin

Researchers Prof IR Young; Prof AV Babanin; Prof MA Stiassnie; Dr DJ Greenslade

Brief description Waves generated by tropical cyclones are a key design parameter for shipping, coastal and offshore structures and coastal erosion. The accurate prediction of tropical cyclone generated extreme waves is consequently of critical importance. Outcomes of the project will lead to more accurate wave forecasts, both for tropical cyclones and other extreme events. The main result will be a new non-linear approach to be used in prediction models. This approach is expected to be broadly implemented by the meteorological, oceanographic and scientific communities around the world and potentially replace existing algorithms in spectral wave models. The economic and social implications of an enhanced ability to predict such extremes are significant.

Funding Amount $315,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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