Accession Number:

ADA532778

Title:

Optical Imaging of the Nearshore

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of nearshore processes research has been to develop a predictive understanding of the fluid dynamics of a random wave field shoaling over the complicated bathymetry of a natural beach, and the response of the beach to those overlying wave and current motions Holman, et al., 1990. Success requires advances in our understanding of nearshore physics, improvement in our capabilities for numerical modeling, and development and testing of methods for the rapid collection of the data required for model initial and boundary conditions and for data assimilation.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE