Accession Number:

ADA611936

Title:

Continued Investigation of Small-Scale Air-Sea Coupled Dynamics Using CBLAST Data

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Our long-term goal is to obtain a more thorough understanding of the dynamics of coupled boundary layers air-sea transfer CBLAST at relatively small spatial scales, by performing direct numerical simulation DNS and large-eddy simulation LES together with large-wave simulation LWS for both air and ocean turbulent flows with surface waves. The primary focus and an ultimate goal is to obtain the physical foundation for the characterization and parameterization of the momentum, mass and heat transfer within the atmosphere-ocean wave boundary layer WBL.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE