Accession Number:

ADA532437

Title:

An Investigation of the Wave Boundary Layer and Its Interaction with the Atmospheric Surface Layer

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF APPLIED OCEAN PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The goal of this research is to gain a better understanding of the flow characteristics of the marine surface layers, including the coupling at the air-sea interface. Specifically, the research focuses on the influence of ocean waves on turbulent processes, especially those involved in stress-wave interactions. The long range goal of this research is to develop new andor revise old theoretical descriptions of turbulence, such that they are universally applicable to both over land and over sea boundary layers. This is to be accomplished by focusing on the physical processes unique to the marine boundary layers through a combination of scale analysis and numerical modeling.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE