Co-Located Measurements of Turbulence and Acoustic Scattering
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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The long-term goal of this program are to quantify the relationship between acoustic scattering and stratified turbulence, and to use the combination of turbulence and acoustic measurements to better understand and quantify stratified turbulence. In this effort we are obtaining co-located measurements of turbulence and acoustic backscatter in a highly stratified estuary in order to test the hypothesis that the intensity of acoustic energy is directly related to the intensity of salinity microstructure. We are also investigating the mechanisms of stratified turbulence and testing turbulence closure.