Accession Number:

ADA610167

Title:

The Prediction of Wind-Driven Coastal Circulation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to develop forecast systems for wind-driven coastal ocean flow fields. The objective is to understand the dynamics of, and to build a predictive capability for, wind-driven mesoscale oceanographic processes 2-50 km horizontal space scales, 2-10 day time scales over the continental shelf as influenced by temporal and spatial variability of the atmospheric forcing, by spatial variability of the continental margin, and by internal mixing related to small-scale turbulence. The ocean variability of interest includes the physical processes associated with energetic alongshore coastal jets, upwelling and downwelling fronts, and eddies. To develop a practical method for the assimilation of HF-radar derived surface currents and other measurements into a primitive equation coastal ocean model.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE