Accession Number : ADA616467


Title :   Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arctic and Global Prediction Program Department Research Initiative (DRI), Sea State and Boundary Layer Physics of the Emerging Arctic Ocean Quantifying the Role of Atmospheric Forcing in Ice Edge Retreat and Advance Including Wind-Wave Coupling


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Guest, Peter S ; Fairall, Christopher W ; Persson, P O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616467.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : We plan an integrated approach, in collaboration with other groups, to address the issue of representing surface fluxes and ocean waves in coupled models in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The effort principally addresses the physics of heat and mass transfer from the ocean to the atmosphere, but our observations of turbulent stress, wave properties, and components of the momentum and energy flux budgets will contribute to improvements in forecasting of waves on the open ocean and in the marginal ice zone.


Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES , ARCTIC OCEAN , BOUNDARY LAYER , COUPLING(INTERACTION) , ICE , OPEN WATER , SEA STATES , WIND


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE