Remote Sensing and Modeling of Coherent Structures in River and Estuarine Flows
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The long-term goals of this research are to combine state-of-the-art remote sensing and in situ measurements with advanced numerical modeling a to characterize coherent structures in river and estuarine flows and b to determine the extent to which their remotely sensed signatures can be used to initialize and guide predictive models. Coherent structures are generated by the interaction of the flow with bathymetric and coastline features. These coherent structures produce surface signatures that can be detected and quantified using remote sensing techniques. Furthermore, a number of relationships between coherent structures and flow characteristics have been suggested that have the potential to allow flow parameters e.g. mean velocity, bottom roughness, shear, and turbidity to be inferred from remote measurements.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology