Accession Number:

ADA422811

Title:

Development and Application of Dynamical Systems Techniques for Use With Ocean Data

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jan 1999-31 Dec 2003

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Various aspects of the Eulerian and Lagrangian predictability of oceanographically relevant flows are examined using models and data. For the problem of Lagrangian predictability, such as in search-and-rescue operations, dynamical systems techniques are used to determine the distributions of chaotic versus regular behavior in models of jets and recirculations. Eulerian predictability is addressed using phase space reconstruction of time series from models and hierarchy of oceanographic data sets. Uncertainty in flows in regions of complex, unresolvable topographic variations is examined using a porous medium approach.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE