Accession Number : AD1013727

Title :   A Multiscale Nested Modeling Framework to Simulate the Interaction of Surface Gravity Waves with Nonlinear Internal Gravity Waves

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : University of Minnesota Minneapolis United States

Personal Author(s) : Shen,Lian

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Report Date : 30 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Our long-term goal is to develop a multiscale nested modeling framework that simulates, with the finest resolution being sub-meter scale, surface mixed layer processes arising from the combined action of tides, winds, and mesoscale currents. We will focus on studying surface gravity wave evolution and spectrum in the presence of surface currents caused by strongly nonlinear internal solitary waves. We aim at understanding the impact of tidal, seasonal, and mesoscale variability of the internal wave field and how it influences the surface waves.

Descriptors :   internal waves , surface waves , gravity waves , simulations , MULTISCALE MODELING , Mixed layer(Marine) , South China Sea , currents , surface roughness , ocean waves

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE