The WISE meetings aim to deepen the knowledge of the physical processes
involved in wave development and evolution in basin-scale and coastal
environments, and to improve the related numerics. Without any written
proceedings, but based only on direct oral presentation of the latest
results, it avoids any formalism connected to the way the results
are passed to the audience.
Wind waves represent a basic parameter of interest for marine
engineering and military applications. In the open sea they dictate the
design and operational conditions of offshore structures. Close to the
coast the design and planning of any marine structure and operational
activity depend on them and on the local environment they create.
On a wider perspective, wind waves are the tuning knob to regulate all
the transfers that take place at the air-sea interface, e.g. momentum,
energy, humidity, heat, aerosol. This transfer plays a key role for
atmosphere and ocean dynamics and quality at a variety of scales.
All these aspects are part of the subjects of discussion
and research at WISE.
Deanna Spindler if either your name has been
misspelled or your email address is incorrect.
The entire agenda is available as a PDF
||Registration and ice breaker
||NCWCP Conference Center
||Welcome - logistical information
||Critical-layer analysis of wind-driven oblique surface waves
||Sang Soo Lee
||Wave input and dissipation in WAVEWATCH III and wave breaking and sea
||Russel P. Morison, Michael J. Banner
||Nonlinear generation of surface waves against the wind in a limited
fetch growth model
||Andrei N. Pushkarev, Vladimir E. Zakharov
||The air-sea interface and surface stress in hurricanes
||Alexander Soloviev, Roger Lukas, Mark Donelan, Isaac Ginis
||Momentum fluxes: implementation and validation
within SWAN and WW3
||Development and validation of the near-shore wave prediction system
||André van der Westhuysen, Roberto Padilla-Hernandez, Pablo
||Accurate modeling of nonlinear and dispersive waves in the coastal zone
||Wave breaking in shallow water
||A new expression for the form stress term in the vertically Lagrangian
mean framework for the effect of surface waves on the upper ocean circulation
||Phillips’ spectral framework for ocean whitecaps revisited
||Michael Banner, Christopher Zappa, Johannes Gemmrich
||The fundamentals of the modern methods in wind wave
forecasting and their use in wave modelling
||Sergei A. Kitaigorodskii
||An overview and demonstration of operations at NCEP's Ocean
||A laboratory study of sea spray from breaking
waves. Microphysical droplets, wind and wave properties
||C.J.Zappa, M.L. Banner, C.W.Fairall, R.P.Morison, W.L.Peirson
||Measuring wave breaking by radar
||Paul A. Hwang, Mark A. Sletten, Jakov V. Toporkov, Steve P.Menk
||Are wave measurements actually ground truth?
||Robert E. Jensen, T.J. Hesser, V. Swail
||On the nonlinear transfer calculation
||Miguel Onorato, Peter Janssen, Jean Bidlot
||Classification and parameterization of typical
scenarios of nonlinear transformation of waves in coastal zone
||Yana Saprikyna, Sergey Kuznetsov, Margarira Shtremel
||Approach to rogue wave prediction using forecasting/hindcasting
models for fully directional sea states
||A two-scale approximation for wave-wave interactions in an
operational wave forecast model
||William Perrie, Bash Toulany, Don Resio
||Space-time extremes of oceanic seas
||Francesco Fedele, Alvise Benetazzo
||New wind input term consistent with experimental, theoretical and
||Vladimir E. Zakharov, Donald T. Resio, Andrei N. Pushkarev
||Surface boundary layers and gravity waves
||Evolution of coherent interference in random waves
||On relaxation due to nonlinear transfer in the
||Vladimir E. Zakharov,
Sergei I. Badulin
||Spectral broadening of free surface gravity waves as a consequence
of resonance and quasi-resonance cascade under influence of wind
||Nested grids: accuracy and problems. Towards the unstructured grids
||Luigi Cavaleri, Luciana Bertotti, Aron Roland
||Intercomparison of 6 wave models at the Catalan
||Wave model updates from NCEP: WAVEWATCH, operations and NOPP
||Boxed Lunches Provided
||Buses depart for Field Trip
||NCWCP Parking Lot
||Narrated tour of Washington DC
||Old Town Trolley Tours
||Fogo de Chao, D.C.
||Adaptive mesh refinement in spectral wave modelling
||Measurements of wave height and slope statistics
using the Reflective Stereo Slope Gauge
||D. Kiefhaber, R. Rocholz, C. Zappa, G. Caulliez, B. Jahne
||The influence of waves on momentun fluxes in typhoons
||Henry Potter, Clarence O. Collins, Rafael J. Ramos, Willima M.
Drennan, Hans C. Graber
||Wave breaking dissipation in a fetch-limited sea
||Wave-current interaction in strongly sheared
||Zhifei Dong, James T. Kirby
||A wave action equation for water waves propagation on vertically
||Yaron Toledo, Victor Shrira
||Assessing ice-induced attenuation of water waves
in a directional wave basin
||A. Toffoli, L. Bennetts,
A. Albarello, M.
||In situ observations of the spatial variation of
waves and momentum flux in typhoons
||Clarence O. Collins, Henry Potter, Rafael J. Ramos, Hans C.
Graber, William M Drennan
||Experiments on kinematics of deep-water breaking waves
||Lev Shemer, Dan Liberzon
||Exploring the effect of accelerated winds on the
wave growth and the early stage of surface drift in the laboratory
H. Branger, P. Osuna
The NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) resides on a
10-acre section of the University of Maryland's Research and Technology
Park, known as "M-SQUARE".
The state-of-the-art NCWCP building consolidates several NOAA organizations including:
- The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
- The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service
(NESDIS), Office of Research and Applications and Satellite Services
- The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Air Resources
At the entrance of the NCWCP building is the Conference Center. It is
outside of the security section, and accessible without a clearance. For
those wishing to visit anyone inside the security section, a permit will
have to be arranged ahead of time. Please note that security
clearance cannot be arranged during the conference. If you wish to
arrange a visit, please contact
Dr. Hendrik Tolman as soon as possible.
The Conference Center consist of an Auditorium and several break-out
rooms. All are equiped with the typical audio-visual capability
from a Windows workstation. Note that presenters will not be able to hook
up their own laptop to the audio-visual screen. Free open-access WiFi
will be available in the auditorium and conference break-out rooms.
There is free onsite parking for conference members.
DC Tour and Dinner
The DC Tour and Dinner will take place on Wednesday the 24th of April.
Boxed lunches will be provided this day (if you have special dietary
needs, please be sure to mention it in the Comments section of the
Old Town Trolley
Busses will pick up attendees and their guests at the NCWCP parking lot,
and will depart at 1:15pm on a fully narrated 2.5 hour tour of Washington, DC.
The tour includes stops at the
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial,
the Lincoln, Vietnam, and the Korean Veterans
Memorials, and the
Iwo Jima Memorial. Attendees will be dropped off at 4:30pm
near the Smithsonian Foundation Castle in the
National Mall area, and will have the chance to explore the
independently for 1.5 hours before dinner. When planning your visit, you
may want to check the closing hours of the museums:
extended Spring hours
Smithsonian museums hours.
The restaurant is located at:
1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004, and is within easy walking
distance of the Mall. Dinner will be at 6:30pm.
To return to your hotel,
Metro Center is just 3 blocks north of the restaurant.
Old Town Trolley Tours, Washington DC
Fogo de Chao in DC
The guest fee for the DC Tour and Dinner is US$130.00 (does not
include any drinks or desserts at Fogo de Chao).
NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)
5830 University Research Court
College Park*, MD 20740
Main Phone: (301) 683-1314
* Sometimes the address comes up as "Riverdale" instead of "College Park"
More directions to the NCWCP are available as a PDF
Nearest Metrorail station:
College Park Metro Station (Green Line)
The metro station is just over half a mile (1 km) away from the NCWCP. Instead of
walking around on River Road to University Research Court, there is a
slightly shorter walking path that can be taken (the dashed yellow line):
There is the
"River Road-109 Shuttle" that runs from the College Park Metro station to our
building year-round, Monday through Friday except on Federal Holidays. It
runs every 15 minutes from 6:00 until 9:00 AM and again from 3:00 until 6:00 PM.
This airport is on the Yellow and Blue lines of the Metro system. The metro fare to
College Park is approximately $5.00.
Super Shuttle: Approximately $28.00 one-way.
Taxi: 15 miles / 25 kilometers. Approximately $30.
Super Shuttle: Approximately $32.00 one-way.
Taxi: 25 miles / 40 kilometers. Approximately $60.
Washington Flyer bus goes non-stop between
the Dulles Airport and the West Falls Church Metro Station for $10 one-way ($18 round-trip).
The Metro fare to College Park is approximately $5.75
Super Shuttle: Approximately $39.00 one-way.
Taxi: 58 miles / 67 kilometers. Washington Flyer Taxi approximately $80.
There are many
Restaurants in the College Park area,
all of which require driving a short distance from NCWCP.
For convenience, you may also pre-order boxed lunches that will be available at the
conference site via
The choices will appear when you click on the day
for which you wish to order. Payment is through credit card (Mastercard,
Visa, or American Express), and the page will appear after you hit the "Submit"
Outdoor seating area
There are many hotels near the NCWCP in a variety of price ranges.
The University of Maryland maintains a list of off-campus
Accomodations. The hotels they list in
College Park are mostly along Baltimore Avenue and are mapped here:
The lowest marker (blue with a dot) is the location of the NCWCP. Click on
Hotels near College Park for a larger
In addition, since the NCWCP is accessible by Metro certain hotels in the
DC area will also be an option. Because of this we will not make any
recommendations or reserve blocks of rooms.
Here are some photos taken during the WISE 2013 tour and dinner.