Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2917–2938, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 2917–2938, 2021

Model evaluation paper 21 May 2021

Model evaluation paper | 21 May 2021

Unstructured global to coastal wave modeling for the Energy Exascale Earth System Model using WAVEWATCH III version 6.07

Steven R. Brus et al.

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Wind-generated waves are an important process in the global climate system. They mediate many interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, and sea ice. Models which describe these waves are computationally expensive and have often been excluded from coupled Earth system models. To address this, we have developed a capability for the WAVEWATCH III model which allows model resolution to be varied globally across the coastal open ocean. This allows for improved accuracy at reduced computing time.