Accession Number:

ADA533930

Title:

Impact of Typhoons on the Western Pacific Ocean DRI: Numerical Modeling of Ocean Mixed Layer Turbulence and Entrainment at High Winds

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This collaborative effort aims to measure and model the response of the upper ocean to strong typhoons both in simple, open ocean conditions and in the more complex conditions caused by ocean eddies, the Kuroshio and complex, shallow bathymetry. The measurements and modeling includes the impact of surface waves, air-sea fluxes and the temperature, salinity and velocity structure of the upper ocean. The goals of this effort are to understand key upper ocean processes, test upper ocean models, test key parameterizations of upper ocean physics used and study the feedback from the ocean to typhoon intensity.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE