Accession Number:

ADA574183

Title:

Quantification of the Interacting Physical, Biological, Optical and Chemical Properties of Thin Layers in the Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU (MANOA CAMPUS) SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Our long-term goal is to develop the capability to predict thin layer formation and presence in the coastal ocean. The central focus of our research is to investigate the spatial and temporal scales of thin layers, the relationship between physical processes from the microscale to the mesoscale and thin layers, as well as the difference between layered structures in the nearshore and offshore environments. The overarching goal of our research is to ultimately determine how many physical variables are required to predict the occurrence of thin layers in the sea. In addition to this research, we are also providing logistical support as well as a web-accessible data archive system for our colleagues in the Layered Organization in the Coastal Ocean LOCO Program, a Departmental Research Initiative DRI supported by ONR.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE