Estimation of Dissipation Rates and Bottom Stress in the Coastal Ocean.
Final rept. 1 Jan 95-31 Dec 96,
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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The work funded by this grant addressed robust methods for estimation of dissipation rate and Reynolds stress based on turbulence measurements in the coastal ocean. The work resulted in two publications. The first was an evaluation, based primarily on intensive laboratory tests, of the acoustic Doppler velocimeter ADV as a turbulence sensor. The second was a description, based on theoretical considerations and a field test, of a novel technique for measuring Reynolds stress in the presence of surface waves, which involves differencing measurements obtained from spatially separated sensors.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics