Accession Number:

ADA503326

Title:

An Ocean Sensor Array to Detect Small-Scale Variability

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 6 May 2006-30 Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The specific objectives of this DURIP project were to provide direct measurements of velocity and currents in narrow straits with shallow sill depths in order to 1 Examine the relative roles of the tidal and longer timescale flows in the generation and evolution of the small-scale dynamical flow features in straits 2 Determine how the small-scale features evolve with observed across- and along-strait variation in sea level and the corresponding strength and direction of the flow 3 Identify how the small-scale flow structures and sea-level variability may be modulated by both the remote and the local forcing, particularly in response to the reversal in the monsoon winds.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE