Accession Number : ADA601215


Title :   Lidar for Lateral Mixing (LATMIX)


Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER MD ELECTRO OPTICAL AND SPECIAL MISSIONS SENSORS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Concannon, Brian M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601215.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Our long-term goal is to better understand lateral mixing processes in the ocean on scales of 10 m to 10 km, i.e., the submesoscale . We aim to understand the underlying mechanisms and forcing, as well as the temporal, spatial, and scale variability of such mixing. The research will contribute to fundamental knowledge of ocean dynamics at these scales, and to efforts to properly parameterize sub-grid scale mixing and stirring in numerical models. Ultimately our research will also enhance modeling and understanding of upper ocean ecosystems, since the flow of nutrients and plankton depends on stirring and mixing at these scales.


Descriptors :   *FLUID DYNAMICS , *OPTICAL RADAR , DYES , MIXING , OCEAN CURRENTS


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE