Accession Number:

ADA416942

Title:

Modeling Nearshore Processes as Complex Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jan 2002-31 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-07-03

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this research is to develop and test predictive models for nearshore processes. This is to be accomplished within the framework of the nearshore as a hierarchical complex system, wherein, at discretely ordered space and time scales, a small number of variables emerge as the dominant influences on the dynamics of this nonlinear, open system and the interactions between these dominant variables give rise to complex, emergent behavior.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE