Accession Number:

ADA626452

Title:

Coastal Mixing

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

I seek to understand the mechanisms of turbulence and mixing in shallow water sufficiently well to be able to specify useful parameterizations for coastal circulation models. I seek to understand the links between mixing rates, the circulation and productivity of the coastal ocean. The short-term objective is to make mixing and circulation measurements in the Oregon upwelling system and test the theoretical turbulence parameterizations developed by D Asaro and Lien 2000 using this data.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE