Accession Number : AD1014384


Title :   Flow Around Steep Topography


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego La Jolla United States


Personal Author(s) : Johnston,T M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1014384.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Strong westward flow in the North Equatorial Current (NEC) encounters tall, steep, submarine topography and islands. During the Flow Encountering Abrupt Topography (FLEAT) DRI, investigators will determine:Whether appreciable energy/momentum is lost from the large-scale NEC flow to smaller scales and through which processes?What limits numerical models/state estimates from making accurate statistical/deterministic predictions at 10 km resolution around submarine topography and islands? How can we improve them?


Descriptors :   topography , islands , ocean currents , eddy currents , ocean models , numerical analysis , turbulence , surveys , hydrography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE