Sunday, September 24

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Workshop Registration Desk Open

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Icebreaker

5:30 p.m. Poster Display

P1 Pacific Land Ocean Typhoon Experiment (Pilot); Stanley Boc Jr., Andrew Garcia and Cheryl Pollock

P2 An Operational Way of Supplying CMC Forecast Wind Field with Hurricane Attitude to the Operational Wave Model; Serge Desjardins, Roop Lalbeharry, Harold Ritchie and Alan Macafee

P3 Maritime Activities in Senegal; Mamina Kamara

P4 Validation of a Regional Wave Model With Satellite And Buoy Observations; Jian-Guo Li, and Martin Holt

P5 Main Characteristics of Significant Wave Formation in the Coastal Zone of Vietnam; Bui Xuan Thong

P6 Hawaiian Islands Severe Wave Climate 1995-2004; Barbara Tracy, Jeffrey Hanson, Alan Cialone, Hendrik Tolman, Douglas Scott and Robert Jensen

P7 Marine Meteorology at Direction Meteorologie Nationale Morocco; Mohammed Harouche

P8 Impact of Directionality on the Extreme Wave Occurrence in a Discrete Random Wave System; Takuji Waseda

P9 MSC50 Wind and Wave Reanalysis (Companion Poster); V.R. Swail, V.J. Cardone, M. Ferguson, D.J. Gummer, E.L. Harris, E.A. Orelup and A.T. Cox

Monday, September 25

8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

8:55 a.m. The WMO/IOC JCOMM Wave Programme; Alice Soares - Presentation
The JCOMM Extremes Wave Database; Val Swail

Session A: Wave Hindcasts
Chair: Alice Soares

9:25 a.m. The MSC50 Wind and Wave Reanalysis; V.R. Swail, V.J. Cardone, M. Ferguson, D.J. Gummer, E.L. Harris, E.A. Orelup and A.T. Cox - Presentation

9:45 a.m. Pacific Hindcast Performance Evaluation of Three Numerical Wave Models; Jeffrey Hanson, Barbara Tracy, Hendrik Tolman and Douglas Scott - Presentation

10:05 a.m. Prediction of Extreme Wave Conditions in the Black Sea with Numerical Models; Eugen Rusu, Liliana Rusu and C. Guedes Soares - Presentation

10:25 a.m. Break

Session B: Extreme Storm Seas
Chair: Kevin Ewans

10:50 a.m. Forecasting a 100-Year Wave Event; Anne Karin Magnusson, Magnar Reistad, Øyvind Breivik, Rasmus Myklebust and Ellis Ash - Presentation

11:20 a.m. Extreme Waves in the ECMWF Operational Wave Forecasting System; Jean-Raymond Bidlot, Peter Janssen and Salah Abdalla - Presentation

11:40 a.m. Application of the UK Met Office North Atlantic and European Regional Wave Model for Prediction of Extreme Sea States; Gary Fullerton, Jian-Guo Li, Martin Holt and Andrew Saulter [Withdrawn]

12:00 p.m. Lunch

Session C: Extreme Storm Seas – Tropical Storm
Chair: Vincent Cardone

1:30 p.m. Performance of Third Generation Wave Models In Extreme Hurricanes; R.E. Jensen, V.J. Cardone and A.T. Cox - Presentation

2:00 p.m. The Impact of Roughness Changes by Sea State under Typhoon Field; Nadao Kohno, Akihiro Murata and Wataru Mashiko - Presentation

2:20 p.m. Modeling Nearshore Waves for Hurricane Katrina; Jane McKee Smith - Presentation

2:40 p.m. Hurricane-Generated Ocean Waves; Fumin Xu, Will Perrie, Bechara Toulany, and Peter C. Smith - Presentation

3:00 p.m. TBD

3:20 p.m. Break

3:50 p.m. Discussion Session – Extreme Storm Seas
Chair: Vincent Cardone

Tuesday, September 26

Session D: Wave Climate Trend and Variability
Chair: Paul H. Taylor

8:45 a.m. Detection of Human Influence on Trends of North Atlantic Ocean Wave Heights and Atmospheric Storminess; Xiaolan Wang, Val Swail, Xuebin Zhang, Francis Zwiers and Myles Allen - Presentation

9:10 a.m. Changes in the North Sea Extreme Waves; Sofia Caires, Jacco Groeneweg and Andreas Sterl - Presentation

9:35 a.m. Applications of the Dynamical and Statistical Downscaling Techniques to the Local Multi-Decade Wave Simulations; Lidia Gaslikova - Presentation

9:55 a.m. Extreme Wind Waves Worldwide from the VOS Data and Their Changes over the Last 50 Years; Vika Grigorieva and Sergey Gulev - Presentation

10:15 a.m. Break

Session E: Wave Climate Trend and Variability II
Chair: Xiaolan Wang

10:45 a.m. Climatic Variations in Hurricane Characteristics And their Potential Effects on Waves and Surges in the Gulf of Mexico; Donald Resio and Liz Orelup - Presentation

11:15 a.m. Directional Wave Climatology for the Hawaiian Islands from Buoy Data and the Influence of ENSO on Extreme Wave Events from Model Hindcast; Jerome Aucan - Presentation

11:35 a.m. Evaluating Extreme Storm Power and Potential Implications to Coastal Infrastructure Damage, Oregon Coast; Heidi P. Moritz and Hans R. Moritz - Presentation

11:55 a.m. Lunch

Session F: Wave Climate for Design
Chair: Sofia Caires

1:30 p.m. The Nature of the Draupner Giant Wave of 1st January 1995 and the Associated Sea-State, and How to Estimate Directional Spreading from an Eulerian Surface Elevation Time History; Paul H. Taylor, Thomas A.A. Adcock, Alistair G.L. Borthwick, Daniel A.G. Walker and Yao Yao - Presentation

2:00 p.m. Extreme and Freak Waves: The Difference and Similarity; Leonid Lopatoukhin and Alexander Boukhanovsky - Presentation

2:20 p.m. Investigating Parent Distribution of Typhoon-Generated Annual Maximum Wave Height and Sample Distribution of Return Wave Height on the East China Sea; Masataka Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Nonaka and Yoshio Hatada - Presentation

2:40 p.m. Estimating Extreme Wave Design Criteria Incorporating Directionality; Kevin Ewans and Philip Jonathan - Presentation

3:00 p.m. Reasons for Focussing More on Prediction of the Very Extreme Sea States; Sverre Haver - Presentation

3:20 p.m. Break

3:50 p.m. Discussion Session – Wave Climate Change and Variability and Design Criteria
Chair: Val Swail

Wednesday, September 27

Session G: Wave Modelling
Chair: Don Resio

8:45 a.m. On Modelling Spectral Dissipation Due to Wave Breaking for Ocean Wind Waves; Michael L. Banner and Russel P. Morison - Presentation

9:15 a.m. The Spectral Scale of Surface Wave-Breaking; Johannes Gemmrich - Presentation

9:35 a.m. Wave Breaking Energy in Coastal Region; Ray-Qing Lin and Lihwa Lin - Presentation

9:55 a.m. Direct Numerical Verification of the Theory of Weak Turbulence; A. O. Korotkevich, A. Pushkarev, D. Resio, and V. E. Zakharov - Presentation

10:15 a.m. Break

Session H: Wave Modelling II
Chair: Michael Banner

10:45 a.m. Flux Balance and Self-Similar Laws of Wind Wave Growth; S. I. Badulin, A. V. Babanin, A. N. Pushkarev, V. E. Zakharov and D. T. Resio - Presentation

11:15 a.m. Towards an Optimal Computation of Non-Linear Four-Wave Interactions in Operational Wave Models; Gerbrant Van Vledder - Presentation

11:35 a.m. A Two-Scale Approximation for Efficient Representation of Nonlinear Energy Transfers in a Wind Wave Spectrum; Donald Resio and Will Perrie - Presentation

11:55 a.m. Source Term Balance Using a Two-Scale Approximation (TSA) For Nonlinear Transfers in High Wind Conditions; Will Perrie and Donald Resio - Presentation

12:15 p.m. Lunch

Session I: Shallow Water Wave Modelling
Chair: Hendrik Tolman

1:45 p.m. Computations and Data Analysis of Very Non-linear, Directionally Spread Shallow Water Waves; A.R. Osborne, M. Onorato, D.T. Resio and C.E. Long - Presentation

2:15 p.m. Evaluation of Diffraction Behind a Semi-Infinite Breakwater in the SWAN Wave Model; François Enet, Alphonse Nahon, Gerbrant van Vledder and David Hurdle - Presentation

2:35 p.m. Development & Validation of Hindcast-Driven Nearshore Wave Information; William R. Dally and Daniel A. Osiecki - Presentation

2:55 p.m. 2-D Surface Elevation Measurements by Means of X-Band Radar: An Application of WAMOS II at Duck; Katrin Hessner, Konstanze Reichert, Jens Dannenberg, Kent Hathaway and Don Resio - Presentation

3:15 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Discussion Session – Wave Modelling
Chair: Don Resio

6:00 p.m. Reception

7:00 p.m. Banquet

Thursday, September 28

Session J: Nearshore and Coastal Waves
Chair: Jean-Michel Lefevre

9:00 a.m. Numerical Study of Wave-Current Interaction Using High Resolution Coupled Model in the Kuroshio Region; Hitoshi Tamura, Takuji Waseda, Yasumasa Miyazawa and Kosei Komatsu - Presentation

9:20 a.m. Wave Induced Surface Currents on the Grand Banks; Charles Tang, Will Perrie and Peter C. Smith - Presentation

9:40 a.m. Wind and Wave Modelling in an Operational Warning System Against Flooding; Gerbrant van Vledder, Lykle Voort, Gijs van Banning, Elizabeth (Ellen) J. Claessens and Yede Bruinsma - Presentation

10:00 a.m. Break

Session K: Nearshore and Coastal Waves II
Chair: Andrew Cox

10:30 a.m. Evaluation of a Nested Version of the Wave Model WAM4.5 during the DND Field Experiment Near Halifax, Nova Scotia; Roop Lalbeharry - Presentation

10:50 a.m. Wave Forecasting for Offshore Wind Farms; Morten Rugbjerg, Ole René Sørensen and Vagner Jacobsen - Presentation

11:10 a.m. Wave and Current Forecast System for the Mouth of the Fraser River; James Stronach, Lillian Zaremba, May Wong, Laurie Neil and Neil McLennan - Presentation

11:30 a.m. Estimating Nearshore Waves at a Morphologically Complex Inlet during Extreme Storm Conditions: Comparative Performance of Two Phase-Averaged Models; Hans R. Moritz, Heidi P. Moritz, and David R. Michalsen - Presentation

11:50 a.m. Sessions end for the day.

Friday, September 29

Session L: Forecast Models
Chair: Serge Desjardins

8:45 a.m. Towards the Third Release of WAVEWATCH III: A Multi-Grid Model Version; Hendrik Tolman - Presentation

9:15 a.m. Assimilation of RA-2 Altimeter and ASAR Data in 3G Wave Model; J.-M. Lefevre and L. Aouf - Presentation

9:35 a.m. Numerical Simulation of Wind Wave Field; Lihwa Lin, Ray-Qing Lin, and Jerome P.Y. Maa - Presentation

9:55 a.m. The Influence of Wave Drag and Sea Spray on Storm Waves; Weiqing Zhang and Will Perrie - Presentation

10:15 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Wave Analysis Guidance for Tropical Cyclone Forecast Advisories; Paul Wittmann, Charles Sampson and Hendrik Tolman - Presentation

11:15 a.m. The Effect of Improved Marine Wind Forecasts on Wave Forecasts from WAM; Laurence Wilson and Otilia Diaconu - Presentation

11:35 a.m. Closing remarks

12:00 p.m. Workshop Ends