Glider Observations of Circulation Around an Island
CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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A continuing interest in oceanographic research involves the observation and prediction of coastal circulation. A special branch of the coastal problem involves circulation around islands, which has been less studied over the years. Island circulation is distinguished from continental coastal circulation primarily by an island s small size relative to the scales of atmospheric forcing and general ocean currents. Relevant processes include boundary currents, eddies shed in the island s wake, and island coastally trapped waves. This project aims to improve the understanding of island circulation through observations using underwater gliders, with the ultimate goal of better prediction.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography