Remote Characterization of Littoral Dynamics in Support of Expeditionary Warfare
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MARINE GEOSCIENCES DIV
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Over the last decade there has been an increasing military interest in conditions and processes occurring in very shallow water and surf zone regions, typically less than 10 m depth. Interestingly, this region is extremely diverse and dynamic meaning that characterizations of environmental conditions necessary for successful expeditionary warfare operations may be limited to a particular location on the order of lOOs of meters or a relatively short time interval on the order of hours to days. Given this complexity, an optimal solution for nowcasting littoral conditions using remote sensing has been developed that will provide a tactical, organic, reconnaissance capability in support of amphibious operations and mine countermeasures. This solution and its potential applications, known as the Littoral Environmental Nowcasting System LENS, are described herein.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Naval Surface Warfare