Accession Number:

AD1014401

Title:

Surface and Internal Wave Processes in the Coastal Zone of an Atoll Island

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

University of Hawaii Honolulu United States

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Report Date:

2015-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

A long-term goal of the Flow Encountering Abrupt Topography FLEAT experiment is to quantify the pathways of energy and momentum exchange from large-scale current systems, such as the North Equatorial Current NEC, to smaller scales as flows encounter island and submarine topography characteristic of the western Pacific Ocean. We seek a better understanding of these processes to improve numerical simulations of mesoscale and finescale variability in the vicinity of steep and abruptly changing topographic features.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE