Articles | Volume 16, issue 12
Development and technical paper
20 Jun 2023
Development and technical paper |  | 20 Jun 2023

Waves in SKRIPS: WAVEWATCH III coupling implementation and a case study of Tropical Cyclone Mekunu

Rui Sun, Alison Cobb, Ana B. Villas Bôas, Sabique Langodan, Aneesh C. Subramanian, Matthew R. Mazloff, Bruce D. Cornuelle, Arthur J. Miller, Raju Pathak, and Ibrahim Hoteit

Data sets

Global Drifter Program quality-controlled 6-hour interpolated data from ocean surface drifting buoys R. Lumpkin and L. Centurioni

The international best track archive for climate stewardship (IBTrACS) unifying tropical cyclone data, version 4 K. R. Knapp, H. J. Diamond, J. P. Kossin, M. C. Kruk, and C. J. Schreck

Model code and software

SKRIPS Model v2.0b (v2.0b) Rui Sun

Short summary
In this work, we integrated the WAVEWATCH III model into the regional coupled model SKRIPS. We then performed a case study using the newly implemented model to study Tropical Cyclone Mekunu, which occurred in the Arabian Sea. We found that the coupled model better simulates the cyclone than the uncoupled model, but the impact of waves on the cyclone is not significant. However, the waves change the sea surface temperature and mixed layer, especially in the cold waves produced due to the cyclone.