Wave Dissipation and Balance - NOPP Wave Project
IFREMER CENTRE DE BREST PLOUZANE (FRANCE) LABORATOIRE D'OCEANOGRAPHIE SPATIALE
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Wind-generated waves play a prominent role at the interfaces of the ocean with the atmosphere, land and solid Earth. Waves also define in many ways the appearance of the ocean seen by remote-sensing instruments. Beyond these geophysical aspects, waves also affect human activities at sea and on the coast. The long-term goals of this research are to obtain a better understanding of the physical processes that affect ocean surface waves and their interactions with ocean currents and turbulence, the atmosphere, seismic waves, sediments and remote sensing systems, and to improve our forecasting and hindcasting capacity of these phenomena from the global ocean to the nearshore scale.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography