Accession Number:

ADA590327

Title:

Coastal Ocean Circulation Experiment Off Senegal (COCES - II)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE SGONICO (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The long-term goals are to investigate the dynamics of coastal areas dominated by buoyancy input and wind forcing, influenced by complex topography and interacting with the deep ocean and to improve the understanding of coastal marine environmental evolution, with particular emphasis on eddy dynamics. The general objective of COCES-II is to investigate the coastal dynamics off the coast of Senegal, a region strongly dominated by coastal upwelling. Specific goals are 1. to construct unbiased statistics of near surface circulation 2. to describe the upwelling circulation features 3. to simulate the coastal circulation with a numerical model and 4. to train local Senegalese oceanographers capacity building. COCES-II is the continuation of the COCES project. It aims to consolidate the longer term cooperation between US, European and Senegalese scientists to study the North Atlantic off the West African coast.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE