Accession Number:

ADA612995

Title:

Toward a 3rd Generation Sediment Dynamics Sensing System

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

DALHOUSIE UNIV HALIFAX (NOVA SCOTIA) DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The central goal of this research is a deeper understanding of the dynamic adjustment of mobile sandy sediments to the variable fluid forcing the nearshore zone and inner continental shelf at small 1cm to 10m and intermediate 10m to 100m horizontal scales. The effort is motivated by the dual need to develop more realistic models of fluid-sediment interactions in the nearshore zone and on the continental shelf, and for suitable measurement techniques to make the observations necessary to adequately test the models. The objective of the proposed project is to advance the state-of-the-art of acoustic remote sensing systems for sediment and fluid dynamics studies in the wave-current bottom boundary layer. The particular focus of this project is the remote and routine measurement of bottom stress in energetic combined flows above mobile beds.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE