Using Hydrodynamic Models to Interpret Remote Sensing Images of the Sea Surface
DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK CENTER FOR APPLIED COASTAL RESEARCH
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Our goal is to develop methodologies for determining bathymetry in the nearshore zone, using various types of remotely sensed images of waves as input. These methods obviate the need for direct measurements in the field, which can be both costly and hazardous. We are particularly interested in the surf zone, where linear wave theory provides a poor description of the behaviour of individual wave crests. An ancillary goal is to improve the current Boussinesq model, such that it provides the necessary inputs with appropriate accuracy.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics