Accession Number:

ADA357637

Title:

Stratified Coastal Trapped Waves and Mean Flows

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Coastal waves and wave-generated mean flows are studied in a stratified, rotating model ocean. Waves trapped to the coast are generated by time-dependent flow over a sloping and irregular bottom. Short term goals of this study include quantifying the evolution of the vertical structure of the along-slope mean flow driven by non-linear interactions of the coastal trapped wave and damped by friction. In particular, the effects of stratification on the cross-slope overturning circulation will be examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE