Accession Number:

ADA626360

Title:

Theory and Observations of Ocean Fronts: Lagrangian Studies of Arabian Marginals

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The ultimate goal of his research is to understand the dynamics of the mesoscale eddy field in the coastal oceans and marginal seas as an extension of the earlier work of the investigators on the open ocean eddies and fronts. The physical focus is on the interaction of different regimes for example, the interactions from the land-side in terms of riverine input and shallow embayment dynamics versus offshore forcing in the creation of the coastal circulation features. Of particular interest is the impact of atmospheric forcing along coastal margins. Similar to the previous work, the objective is to provide an understanding of the role the physics has in producing the biological responses that produce the optical and acoustic properties of the coastal domain. The studies will explicitly consider the role of topography, sediments and benthic communities in coastal dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE