Initial field and modeling work was initially funded by the French Navy EPEL Program (2002-2006), with additional help from CETMEF. The help of G. Amis (CETMEF), D. Corman (SHOM), and the crew of the hydrographic vessel Laplace are gratefully acknowledged. A.-C. B. acknowledges the support of a postdoctoral grant from INSU as part as the ANR-funded Project EPIGRAM, and F.A. is supported by a FP7-ERC young investigator Grant 240009 for the IOWAGA project, and U.S. National Ocean Partnership Program, under Grant N00014-10-1-0383. This work was also supported by FP7 program FIELD-AC. HF radar data were kindly provided by SHOM (http://www.shom.fr) as part of the Previmer project. Anonymous reviewers are thanked for helping in improving the paper.
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Here we use the TEST441 version of the parameterization described in that paper. The number 441 has no particular meaning and only serves to differentiate the different adjustment of parameters.
Due to the presence of the current, s differs from the along-ray direction.
It is not strictly periodic, as the shape of the Hs maximum becomes more asymmetric toward the end of the channel.