Accession Number:

ADA465095

Title:

Nearshore Canyon Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Apr 2002-31 Mar 2007

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The objective of the Nearshore Canyon Experiment NCEX was to understand the effect of complex continental-shelf bathymetry on surface gravity waves and on the breaking-wave-driven circulation onshore of the irregular bathymetry. The NCEX observations were the first extensive quantitative field measurements of the effect of severe alongshore bathymetric inhomogeneities here a submarine canyon on incident waves, and on the surfzone circulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE