AbstractThe spectral wave generation and propagation model WAVEWATCH III (WW3) is undergoing rapid development to extend capability and applicability. An option for unstructured grids and implicit solution provides WW3 with the flexibility and efficiency to resolve complex shorelines and high-gradient wave zones to drive nearshore circulation, wave setup, and wave-driven sediment transport with multi-scale spatial coverage over approximately three orders of magnitude. The model is compatible with community-based coupling infrastructure to facilitate two-way coupling with circulation models for simulating hurricane storm surge and waves. Unstructured WW3 is applied for 2019 Hurricane Dorian and validated with National Data Buoy Center buoys and nearshore gauges at the US Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility.
Recorded Presentation from the vICCE (YouTube Link): https://youtu.be/kz9G46xUD0k
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