Dynamic Simulations of Realistic Upper-Ocean Flow Processes to Support Measurement and Data Analysis
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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The scientific and technical objectives of our research in this project include Directly capture the generation and evolution of Langmuir cells in simulations quantify the statistics of Langmuir turbulence. Investigate the onset of wave breaking quantify wave breaking intensity and model the resultant injection of turbulence to upper-ocean study wave breaking effect on Langmuir cells. Develop physics based wind force modeling for oceanic flows investigate the impact of spatial and temporal variations of wind-forcing on waves, currents, and Langmuir cells. Investigate effects of surface waves on upper OBL and mixed layer identify and quantify the key turbulence mixing and transport processes in the flow, and model their dependence on environmental conditions.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography