Accession Number:

ADA517435

Title:

Ocean Surface Wave Optical Roughness - Innovative Measurement and Modeling

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

VICTORIA UNIV (BRITISH COLUMBIA) DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

I am part of a multi-institutional research team funded by the ONR-sponsored Radiance in a Dynamic Ocean RaDyO program. The primary research goals of the program are to 1 examine timedependent oceanic radiance distribution in relation to dynamic surface boundary layer SBL processes 2 construct a radiance-based SBL model 3 validate the model with field observations and 4 investigate the feasibility of inverting the model to yield SBL conditions. The goals of our team are to contribute innovative measurements, analyses and models of the sea surface roughness at length scales as small as a millimeter. This characterization includes microscale and whitecap breaking waves.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE