Modeling and Observations of Surface Waves in Monterey Bay
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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The long-range goals of this project are to develop an improved turbulence closure model that takes explicit account of surface wave effects and to quantify the effect of Stokes drift on the surface current signature of High Frequency HF radar systems. The objectives of this project are to 1 deploy a surface buoy with turbulent flux and surface wave measurement capabilities within the footprint of the HF radar network in Monterey Bay and 2 formulate a new turbulence closure scheme based on surface wave dynamics that can be evaluated using data from the flux buoy. This project is extending the measurement and modeling efforts already underway in the Monterey Bay region to include the direct measurement and modeling of surface waves. It is combining three efforts to assemble a better surface flux parameterization 1 the Ly et al. wave modeling, 2 the Davidson et al. meteorological flux observations, and 3 the NOPPICON coastal modeling.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment