Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS15] Dynamics of oceanic and atmospheric waves, vortices, and circulations

Sun. May 20, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 105 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Ryo Furue(APL/JAMSTEC), Yuki Tanaka(Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Yukiharu Hisaki(琉球大学, 共同), Norihiko Sugimoto(Keio University, Department of Physics), Chairperson:Mitsudera Humio, Nakano Hideyuki, AIKI Hidenori

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[AOS15-12] Verification of wave realaysis data using drifting buoys

*Yukiharu Hisaki1 (1.University of the Ryukyus)

Keywords:wave height, drifting buoy, realaysis data

Drifting buoys can observe wave data in the open ocean far from land. The buoys can observe in the area of strong currents such as western boundary current. Significant wave heights observed by drifting buoys in the North Pacific area for 17 years are compared with ERA interim wave heights. The accuracy of ERA interim wave heights is good in total. The accuracy of ERA wave heights for surface current speeds estimated from the buoy position is evaluated. It is evident that the accuracy of ERA wave heights becomes poor as larger surface current speeds. The large overestimation and underestimation of ERA wave heights for larger surface current speeds can be seen in the Kuroshio extension area, where currents are variable by the mesoscale eddies. The large overestimation is not so frequent as underestimation in the Kuroshio area, where currents are less variable compared with the Kuroshio extension.