24th meeting on Waves In the Shallow water Environment
University of Victoria, 14-18 May 2017
The WISE meetings aim to improve the knowledge of physical processes involved in ocean wave development and evolution from basin-scale to coastal environments. Wind waves represent a basic parameter of interest for marine applications. In the open ocean, they dictate the design and operational conditions of offshore structures and vessels. Close to the coast, the design and planning of any activity depends on the waves and on the local environment they create. The impact of waves on coastline flooding and defence is also important.
It is now recognized that waves are a crucial component in coupled models of the arctic zone. Waves not only play important roles in the break-up of the ice, but also during the ice formation.
Wind waves regulate, to a considerable extent, all transfers taking place at a variety of scales at the air-sea interface, e.g. momentum, energy, humidity, heat, aerosol. These transfers play a key role for atmosphere, ocean and sea ice dynamics. Modelling these exchanges is essential in the development of a fully coupled earth system.
The meetings are also a forum to present and discuss novel techniques aimed at improving the numerics and reliability of wave models. All these aspects are part of the subjects discussed at WISE. Note that the meeting does not require any written proceedings; participants are therefore encouraged to freely present and discuss their latest results.