Accession Number:

ADA624413

Title:

Glider Observations of Circulation Around an Island

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE