Accession Number:

ADA272922

Title:

Estimating the Rotation Rate of Mesoscale Ocean Rings from Satellite Altimetry

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The mesoscale ocean environment has considerable impact on underwater acoustics. However, the ocean is such a data-sparse environment, especially at depth, that it is difficult to make effective ocean nowcasts and forecasts of the environment. A key input to nowcasts and forecasts is the rotation rate of mesoscale ocean rings. This report presents a technique for determining the rotation rate from satellite altimetry. The technique offers the prospect if a cost-effective system for monitoring this key ocean parameter. Tactical scale models, Ocean models, Data assimilation.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE