Accession Number:

ADA618722

Title:

AUV-Based Measurements of Turbulence in the Oregon Coastal Ocean

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE