Experiments on waves in oil and ice, 2014–2016 (WAVES)

Experiments on waves in oil and ice, 2014–2016 (WAVES)

WAVES was hosted by the University of Oslo (UiO) and funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The project provided experimental data from the laboratory and the field, to be used to validate existing theories pertaining to wave damping caused by flexible surface covers (due to elastic surface films, oil slicks or grease ice), wave dependent fluxes of momentum and energy, wave-induced currents in the presence of flexible surface covers, for example the wave-induced drift of oil slicks or the streaming beneath sea ice caused by incoming swell.

Project leader was professor Atle Jensen (UiO). UNIS professor Aleksey Marchenko led the UNIS group.