Accession Number:

ADA629030

Title:

Spectral Wave Decay Due to Bottom Friction on the Inner Shelf

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

My long term goals are to observe and model wave and boundary layer processes which contribute to turbulent mixing and wave modification in the coastal ocean and nearshore using new instrumentation techniques. The primary scientific objective of this project is to measure the bottom dissipation of surface gravity waves as they shoal across the continental shelf. Observations from several field sites with differing wave forcing, mean currents and sediment types will be used to evolve a spectral wave dissipation model for the continental shelf including parameterizations for low frequency currents.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE