AUV-Based Measurements of Turbulence in the Oregon Coastal Ocean
OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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Our long-term goals are to understand the mechanisms of turbulence and mixing in the coastal ocean environment sufficiently well to be able to incorporate mixing processes in coastal circulation models as sub-grid scale parameterizations. We plan to achieve our long-range objectives by collecting concurrent data sets of microscale, finescale, and mesoscale variables from sensors mounted on an autonomous underwater vehicle. The main objective of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of simultaneously collecting microstructure, hydrographic, and velocity data from an autonomous underwater vehicle AUV platform and ancillary data from a small boat in Oregon coastal waters.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography