Accession Number:

ADA609835

Title:

Lagrangian Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows: A Dynamical Systems Approach

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA CONTROL AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to develop analytical and computational methods for the study of transport in three-dimensional, unsteady flows that is obtained as data sets through high-resolution numerical computations or remote sensing. We will develop a unified and comprehensive software package that can be used by oceanographers for such analyses. The objective is to develop analytical and computational methods for studying transport in several flows obtained from remote sensing data and high-resolution numerical models. In particular, we will analyze the transport properties of the flow in Monterey Bay obtained through high frequency HF radar measurements. Further, we will analyze transport features of the flow obtained from a high-resolution numerical model MICOM model of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE