Optical Imaging of the Nearshore
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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The long term goal of nearshore processes research has been to develop a predictive understanding of the fluid dynamics of a random wave field shoaling over the complicated bathymetry of a natural beach, and the response of the beach to those overlying wave and current motions. Traditionally, this has involved forward prediction based on models and seed data. However, it has now been broadly recognized that prediction of nonlinear systems such as the nearshore will inevitably fail at long time scales, so that knowledge of a coastal environment will depend on frequent data updates, likely acquired through innovative remote sensing techniques. Understanding and exploitation of the physics of optical remote sensing in the nearshore and the potential for coupling of remote sensing data with numerical models is a major long-term thrust of this work.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Optical Detection and Detectors