Accession Number:

ADA622575

Title:

Topographic Effects on Shelf Waters and Spirals on the Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETARY PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The long- term goals are To use measurements and develop theory for stratified flow past topography. To understand the relevant processes, including establishment of the high drag state, the role of boundary layer separation, entrainment, and the generation, propagation and dissipation of internal solitary waves. To elucidate the fluid dynamical processes associated with spiral eddies and other small scale vortices often observed in visible and SAR images from space and airborne platforms.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE