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Relation Between Cyclone Evolution and Fetch Associated With Extreme Wave Events in the South Atlantic Ocean

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Author(s):
Gramcianinov, C. B. [1] ; Campos, R. M. [1] ; de Camargo, R. [2] ; Soares, C. Guedes [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Lisbon, Ctr Marine Technol & Ocean Engn CENTEC, Inst Super Tecn, Ave Rovisco Pais, P-1049001 Lisbon - Portugal
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Ciencias Atmosfer, Inst Astron Geofis & Ciencias Atmosfer, Rua Matao 1226, Cidade Univ, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME; v. 143, n. 6 DEC 1 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The goal of this work is to investigate the fetch patterns and configurations associated with extratropical cyclones that promote extreme wave events in the western portion of the South Atlantic Ocean. Cyclones are identified and tracked using an objective algorithm and linked to winter extreme Hs events in 10 years of ERA5. The results show the occurrence of 10.7 +/- 3.2 winter storms associated with extreme waves within the domain. The cyclone size and intensity show that extreme waves occurring within the domain are mainly related to the intensification stage of the cyclones in the region. There is no relevant difference between mean wind and wave direction during the event, being the SW/W directions dominant. The analysis of the fetch evolution during the lifecycle of the cyclones associated with the most extreme events showed that the surface winds present their maximum usually 10 h-24 h before the maximum Hs. Although large fetches develop along the continental shelf, usually within the cold sector of the cyclone, the Hs(max) are located northwestward from the cyclone's center, in the downwind end of the fetch. At the end of the event, the extreme region detaches from the cyclone fetch while still propagating northeastward. At this stage, the swell waves are dominant, with a large peak period and wave age. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/08057-5 - Extreme Wind-Wave modeling and statistics in the Atlantic Ocean
Grantee:Pedro Leite da Silva Dias
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants