Accession Number:

ADA123364

Title:

State of the Art in Ocean-Atmosphere Interface Modeling.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. May-Aug 82,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Two important naval modeling problems, acoustic torpedo surface reverberation in shallow water and remote radar sea surface imaging, are dependent on an understanding of sea surface gravity - capillary waves. To understand the state of the art in sea surface modeling, the fundamental mathematical relations are first reviewed and then applied to four phenomena that affect the spectra of short gravity - capillary waves. These four phenomena are wind velocity, surface current, swell, and internal waves. The most recent sea surface models for these phenomena are discussed and then a software modeling approach based upon the radiative transfer equation is suggested that would provide the requisite statistical parameters for treating the two naval modeling problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE