Accession Number:

ADA555068

Title:

Wave Dissipation and Balance - NOPP Wave Project

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IFREMER CENTRE DE BREST PLOUZANE (FRANCE) LABORATOIRE D'OCEANOGRAPHIE SPATIALE

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Wind-generated waves play a prominent role at the interfaces of the ocean with the atmosphere, land and solid Earth. Waves also define in many ways the appearance of the ocean seen by remote-sensing instruments. Beyond these geophysical aspects, waves also affect human activities at sea and on the coast. The long-term goals of this research are to obtain a better understanding of the physical processes that affect ocean surface waves and their interactions with ocean currents and turbulence, seismic waves, sediments and remote sensing systems, and to improve our forecasting and hindcasting capacity of these phenomena from the global ocean to the nearshore scale.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE