Accession Number:

ADA556935

Title:

Predictability of Particle Trajectories in the Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL DIV OF METEOROLOGY AND PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The long term goal of this project is to determine optimal sampling strategies for drifting observing systems, such as buoys and gliders, in order to enhance prediction of particle motion in the ocean, with potential applications to ecological, search and rescue, floating mine problems, and design of real-time observing systems. Our main objective is to develop Lagrangian techniques to improve our fundamental understanding of turbulent transport phenomena in the ocean. The objectives of the project serve the ONR thrust area of adaptive sampling and Lagrangian tracing. Another aspect of the research focuses on a better understanding of the nature of mesoscale and submesoscale turbulent processes, which is relevant to ONR thrust area on submesoscale variability associated with fronts, turbulence and mixing.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE