Accession Number:

ADA624733

Title:

Flow over Difficulty Bathymetry: Processes and Parameterizations

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this work is to develop a physical understanding of oceanic flow along irregular, sloping, coastal topography and to quantify and parameterize, if possible, the mixing these flows produce. To model the coastal ocean effectively, it is essential that we understand how flow over rough topography affects boundary drag. By understanding the basic processes of internal wave generation and flow separation we will be able to predict the effects of unresolved bathymetric roughness in numerical simulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE