Accession Number:

ADA533845

Title:

Characterizing Mesoscale Physical Oceanography on the New Jersey Shelf Non-Linear Internal Wave Initiative

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK NJ INST OF MARINE AND COASTAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Develop and demonstrate in a Regional-scale Coastal Ocean Observatory a coupled observation and data assimilative modeling capability that contributes to our understanding of continental shelf processes, provides societal benefits, is relocatable worldwide in both collaborative and noncollaborative environments, and serves as an educational training ground for students and Navy personnel. Our approach will leverage the complementary capabilities of academic, industry and government groups through NOPP-style partnerships to develop new satellite remote sensing algorithms, new HF radar hardware and processing software, and new autonomous underwater vehicles and sensors for subsurface adaptive sampling. We will use the new technologies to sustain a continuous long-term presence in the Mid-Atlantic with enhanced coverage during an ongoing series of scientific process studies that include advanced data assimilation in coupled atmosphereocean physical, biological, biogeochemical, and sediment transport models. We will simultaneously develop and demonstrate the capability of a reach back cell to operate sustained autonomous ocean observing systems in remote locations world-wide. We will entrain students in the process, starting as early as their freshman undergraduate year, and we will provide training opportunities for in-service personnel from multiple agencies

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE