A high-resolution, integrally-coupled ice, tide, wind-wave, and storm surge model for western Alaska
This project quantifies the effect of reduced nearshore ice coverage on coastal flooding. The project is developing a large domain wave and storm surge model (SWAN/WWIII + ADCIRC) with high resolution along the Western Alaska coast. This approach captures the complex multi-scale and interactive physics of the deep water, shelf, nearshore, coast, estuaries, and rivers, and is more robust operationally. The model is being assessed using historical wind/pressure fields and station observation data. The impacts of receding ice cover will be studied by including historical seasonal ice coverage, and its effects on the atmospheric and hydrodynamic processes.
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NCEP MMAB Sea Ice homepage
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