Accession Number:

ADA626962

Title:

Shallow Water Climatology and Analysis with Application to the Adriatic Sea

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Long-range operational goals are to Establish methods for characterizing a variety of littoral environments based on a combination of dynamics and archived measurements. Because this requires an extensible system capable of treating a range of coastal dynamics, considerable understanding of specific processes e.g. freshwater plumes, upwelling zones, shelfbreak fronts, near-inertial waves will be essential. Develop methods for assimilating remotely sensed and in situ measurements to produce three-dimensional estimates of instantaneous variability. These contribute to our long-term scientific efforts to understand The mesoscale dynamics of coastal environments e.g. fronts, upwellingdownwelling, buoyancy plumes. Interactions between coastal and oceanic waters. Data assimilation techniques as applied to the study of three-dimensional dynamics.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE