Particle Size Distribution and Settling Velocities in Coastal Mixing and Optics Program
SEQUOIA SCIENTIFIC INC MERCER ISLAND WA
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My long-term goal is to characterize particle dynamics in a fundamental way, through the use of new instruments that are firmly grounded in physics and that produce data not previously available. The data are needed by modelers of sediment transport. Within the Coastal Mixing and Optics program CMO, my objectives were to characterize the dynamics of particles in the inertial layer. The questions to be investigated had to do with the testing of the Rouse formulation with a size-specific measurement of particles. The test of the Rouse formulation requires the measurement of concentrations and settling velocities on a size-resolved basis, and the measurement of a reference concentration at small distance off the seabed.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Soil Mechanics