Accession Number:

ADA605426

Title:

The Physics and Forecasting of Separation Phenomena in the Philippine Archipelago

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. To explore and understand some basic elements of the circulation in the Philippine Archipelago. OBJECTIVES. Determine the direction and magnitude of flows in the various straits and identify regions of special interest flow separation, strong internal wave activity, overflows etc. that warrant special attention. Also determine the driving mechanisms and regions of influence in the strait. APPROACH. Coordinate with ongoing cruise data and with modelers in order to interpret data and formulate models. WORK COMPLETED. Since funding arrived only 6 months ago, and the first cruise was completed only 3 months ago, we are still in the formulation stage. In particular, we are attempting to formulate a model of the Bohol Sea as an estuary. RESULTS. We have developed a new, generalized composite Froude number which should aid in the interpretation of data from overflow regions. IMPACTAPPLICATION The generalized Froude number should provide a shipboard tool for evaluation of data. TRANSITIONS. The generalized composite Froude number will be of use at various sites throughout the oceans.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE