Measurement of Non-Linear Waves and their Interaction with Surface Waves using Coherent Real Aperture Radars
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The long-term goal of this project is to understand microwave surface signatures of internal waves in the ocean so that internal waves can be remotely detected and better prediction. The scientific objectives of this research are 1 to understand the transition from the linear perturbations of surface waves by internal waves studied in the past to the non-linear perturbations embodied by wave breaking, 2 to determine the conditions that make microwave surface signatures of internal waves visible, and 3 to understand better the generation, propagation, and dissipation of internal waves on the ocean.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography