Accession Number:

ADA612667

Title:

Adriatic Circulation Experiment- Mesoscale Dynamics and Response to Strong Atmospheric Forcing

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

We seek to understand the role played by three primary driving forces 1 wintertime Bora winds, 2 weaker, along-basin Sirocco winds and 3 seasonal buoyancy input from the Po River and other sources, in governing the evolution of coastal filaments, eddies and fronts in the northern Adriatic. Additional efforts will focus on the dynamics of watermass formation and subduction in a shallow sea regime.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE