Accession Number:

ADA605719

Title:

Properties and Characterization of High Resolution Wave-Air-Sea Interaction

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MIAMI UNIV FL CENTER FOR SOUTHEASTERN TROPICAL ADVANCED REMOTE SENSING

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. The long term goals motivating the establishment of the High Resolution Air-Sea Interaction DRI Hi- Res DRI are the determination of how well ship-based radars can measure the phase-resolved surface wave field PRSWF, testing the skill of highly-nonlinear numerical surface wave models to predict the evolution of the PRSWF, and the incorporation of ocean wave effects into models of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer MABL. During the Planning Year our principal task will be to participate in meetings, discussions and planning required to formulating an experimental plan for the High Resolution Air-Sea Interaction experiment. OBJECTIVES. a Radar imaging of the wave field and translation of the images into snapshots of elevation maps of the surface using both satellite and ship or floating platform based sensors. b Measurements of the wave field and the atmosphere above the wave field using ASIS buoys to generate data sets that could be compared to wave models and radar both in the spectral and phase-resolved domains, and leads to a better understanding how the wind profile, fluxes, coefficient of drag vary with respect to differing wind and wave conditions. c Measurements of breaking using both acoustic and microwave means as well as in-situ sensors locally.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE