Accession Number:

ADA629170

Title:

A Study of the Structure of the Near-Coastal Zone Water Column Using Numerical Simulations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2002-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Our long-term goal is to understand how flows in near-coastal zone 20m to 100m respond to a variety of forcing mechanisms including tidal pressure gradients, surface waves, surface heating and cooling, surface wave-bottom current interaction, and tidally generated bottom boundary currents. Because the nature of this response varies throughout the water column and depends strongly on the non-linear coupling of stratification, turbulence and flow structure characterizing the structure of the water column in this environment is a very difficult field measurement task.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE