Research in the Coastal and Oceanic Environment.
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DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK COLL OF MARINE STUDIES
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Progress during the fifth year of a multidisciplinary study of coastal processes has been directed toward the development and perfection of a dynamic prediction model with two distinct and mutually complementary approaches. The first is concentrated on the understanding and application of the basic physical mechanism in coastal processes. The second is the realistic definition and prediction of the random aspects of the coastal environment, primarily waves and tides, so that when these random inputs are used together with field measurements by remote sensing and other techniques, the output predictions can be truly realistic and highly reliable. The end product of this research will provide real-time prediction of coastal changes with a minimum of input requirements. The results will be displayed on a screen or quick-copied tactical maps.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Civil Engineering