Areté water modeling
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An in-house approach to a water-wave spectrum based surface synthesis and in-water radiative transfer had been demonstrated previously using the DIRSIG 4 framework. New work under this task adapted new user interfaces to manipulate the air-water interface using external tools. This included both geometric considerations (i.e. a geometric description of the height field and localized slopes) and material descriptions (unresolved components of the wind-roughened surface as well as localized material differentiation, such as surface foam). Definition of a (dynamic) surface was migrated to a specialized HDF interface for ease of use.
The water model’s radiative transfer has been verified via third-party code and the dynamic evolution of the surface has been matched to driving code.
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