Modeler: Bob Jensen, US Army Corps of Engineers
Funding Entity: US Army Corps of Engineers. For all Alaska related work, projects have been funded by the Alaska District.
- Input: Bathymetry, winds, and ice fields (the latter two are spatially and temporally varying).
- Scope: Varies based on the scope of the work. The model can run in an oceanic mode (i.e. the entire Pacific Ocean), regional mode (i.e. the Bering/Chukchi Sea) and sub-regional scales like Cook Inlet.
- Resolution: varies based on the application
- Timeline: Various projects date back to late 1990’s. This project will end by FY2011.
Strengths: Provided good wind forcing it provides accurate wave climatologies when compared to measured data.
Weaknesses: At times it does overestimate wave conditions in very strong storms, however all wave models of this class do the same.
Additional Data Needed: At times it does overestimate wave conditions in very strong storms, however all wave models of this class do the same.