This Royal Meteorological Society national meeting will explore the significance of ocean waves for weather forecasting, climate modelling, coastal communities, shipping routes and offshore industry.
This event will also be live streamed.
Ocean waves are very important for weather forecasting and climate modelling as well as for coastal communities, shipping routes and offshore industry. Recent studies of coupling atmosphere-ocean-wave models have shown improvements in the simulation of North Atlantic sea surface temperatures in climate models. Ocean waves are thought to play a role in weather forecasting such as improving hurricane intensity forecasts by regulating surface friction. Adding an ocean wave component to the ‘next generation’ of climate and weather models will provide an opportunity to address long standing biases. Extreme ocean waves continue to be a threat for coastal communities and the offshore industry. How ocean waves will change in the future will be of great interest to decision makers for coastal communities, shipping routes and the offshore industry.