A dissipative nonlinear Schrodinger model for wave propagation in the marginal ice zone

Alberello, Alberto and Părău, Emilian I. (2022) A dissipative nonlinear Schrodinger model for wave propagation in the marginal ice zone. Physics of Fluids, 34 (6). ISSN 1070-6631

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Abstract

Sea ice attenuates waves propagating from the open ocean. Here we model the evolution of energetic unidirectional random waves in the marginal ice zone with a nonlinear Schrödinger equation, with a frequency dependent dissipative term consistent with current model paradigms and recent field observations. The preferential dissipation of high fre quency components results in a concurrent downshift of the spectral peak that leads to a less than exponential energy decay, but at a lower rate compared to a corresponding linear model. Attenuation and downshift contrast nonlinearity, and nonlinear wave statistics at the edge tend to Gaussianity farther into the marginal ice zone.

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Additional Information: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The research presented in this paper was carried out on the High Performance Computing Cluster supported by the Research and Specialist Computing Support service at the University of East Anglia. DATA AVAILABILITY STATEMENT: The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 14:59
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2022 00:15
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/85090
DOI: 10.1063/5.0089866

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