Evaluation of Searching and Rescue (SAR) Method For Determining Local Wind Current
Interim rept. Feb-Jul 1991,
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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This report discusses a preliminary investigation of the National Search and Rescue SAR Manual method for calculating wind driven currents. The SAR Manual recommends a manual method developed by Mooney 1978. The derivation of the model is reviewed and the local wind current predictions are compared with the Mellor Yamada Level 2 12 model Mellor-Yamada, 1982, a complex one-dimensional model of the mixed layer. Several aspects of the model are assessed for physical correctness. Recommendations for a manual and a numerical method are provided based on the comparison of the predications of the SAR-Mooney model with those of the Mellor-Yamada Level 2 12 model. Consequently, these recommendations should be regarded as provisional until the experimental investigation has been performed and the results analyzed.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Escape, Rescue and Survival